A South Carolina man was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly kidnapping a woman and locking her inside the trunk of his car. The kicker? The victim was his own mother!

Huh? What on Earth could've possessed him to do that?

Authorities say 20-year-old Regelio Lopez kidnapped the woman in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and was inside his vehicle at a rest stop along I-95 in South Carolina when he was caught. Now, police are trying to figure out what motivated the bizarre crime.

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According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the local highway patrol received an alert on Tuesday about a possible kidnapping and description of the vehicle believed to be involved. Officers located the car, a Cadillac, at a rest stop that evening and opened the trunk to find the woman, who was later identified as his mom. Thankfully, the woman was conscious and did not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

Fernandez has since been taken into custody. Authorities are still looking into what led to the kidnapping and how long the mother may have been confined inside the trunk.

Well, this is truly one strange case. Clearly, there are still so many unanswered questions. What in the world could've spurred Fernandez to kidnap his own mom, seemingly out of nowhere? Were they fighting? And what was the rest of Fernandez's plan? Hopefully, police will be able to uncover the truth soon.

Whatever the reason, I'm just glad that he was caught before he did anything worse and woman was able to escape this harrowing ordeal with no serious injuries.

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