Police arrest man accused of abducting girlfriend

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - A man who police said has a history of domestic violence was arrested after allegedly abducting his girlfriend.

According to City of Miami Police, this was a domestic incident that began at around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Twenty-nine-year-old Javier Cardenas was with his girlfriend in Miami when he allegedly abducted her.

Just before 9 a.m., Wednesday, Carednas was arrested at the Haven Lakes Estates Community Center in Miramar, City of Miami and Miramar police announced.

The girlfriend’s mother called police and reported her daughter as having been abducted by Cardenas.

Officials said he took his girlfriend and her Chrysler and police caught up with them. After a brief chase, police said they lost the vehicle.

Police eventually found the woman in the passenger seat of the Chrysler, just before 5 a.m., at Haven Lake Estates, a trailer park in Miramar near Southwest 202nd Street and 57th Avenue.

“We responded here. We located the victim’s vehicle with the victim inside,” said City of Miami Police officer Kenia Fallat. “She’s safe and sound, but the offender is at large.”

Fallat also said that Cardenas has a history of domestic violence with the victim.

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