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SAN ANTONIO- A man is facing charges after he allegedly kidnapped a woman who used her watch to call for help, terrorizing her as he drove with her in the bed of a truck.

Police in Selma, northeast of San Antonio, were called out to Lookout Hollow Circle on December 16 after a report of a kidnapping.

When they arrived, officers spoke to a girl who told them her mother had been kidnapped. She said her mother and Adalberto Longoria were outside of an apartment arguing when the girl heard her mother scream. The girl told police she heard the screaming from the parking lot, but did not know where she was taken.

Around 10 to 15 minutes later, the woman called the girl through her mobile watch, telling her Longoria had kidnapped her and wanted to hurt her. As she was speaking to her mom, the mobile watch was suddenly disconnected.

Officers used an emergency cellular ping to track the woman's mobile phone. The watch showed the victim's location on East Sonterra Blvd at the Hyatt Place Hotel. When police arrived, they found the woman in a vehicle in the parking lot. Longoria had unfortunately already fled the scene on foot, police said.

The victim told police she and Longoria were fighting, and Longoria had refused to give up the vehicle. He told her to get her things out of the bed of the truck. When she went to do this, Longoria allegedly got in the driver's seat and drove away with her still in the bed of the truck. The victim told police he was allegedly drunk at the time.

The woman said she yelled at him to stop as he sped down Retama Parkway, approaching the intersection of I-35. As she begged him to stop, Longoria reportedly slammed on the brakes multiple times, causing her to slam down on the truck bed. She told police he laughed every time he did this.

Once he drove past Bulverde Road, the woman said Longoria pulled over and finally let her out, though she was disoriented and did not know exactly where she was.

According to police, Longoria continued to drive around and then parked in the parking lot of the Hyatt Place Hotel. The woman told Longoria she had called police, and he reportedly tossed money at her saying, "Here, put it on my books."

Longoria then saw officers approaching, so he ran from the parking lot and hopped a fence to escape.

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Adalberto Longoria was picked up on January 20 and now faces charges of Aggravated Kidnapping.

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