Man Accused of Assaulting, Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend Who Called for Help After Car Broke Down

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A woman who called her ex-boyfriend for help when her car broke down in Trumbull told police he assaulted her, choked her, abducted her and hit her with a wrench to keep her from running away.

The victim, a 21-year-old woman, said her car broke down on Quarry Road in Trumbull on June 11, so she called her ex-boyfriend and that’s when the incident escalated.

Police determined that the victim had a protective order against her ex-boyfriend, 24-year-old David Gonzalez, of Stratford, because of an incident in December.

After he arrived, he got angry after seeing the victim’s phone and the conversation she was having on it with another man, so he took her phone and her keys, the victim told police.

When the victim went into Gonzalez’s vehicle to get them back, he started punching her and drove to Bridgeport with her in the car, police said.

The victim went on to tell police that Gonzalez hit her face and body several times, hit her ankle with a wrench to keep her from running away and choked her with an electrical cord until she clawed his face to make him stop, police said.

Gonzalez eventually pushed the victim out of the car near Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport, police said.

He has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, criminal violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct.

He is being held on $250,000 bond and is due in court today.

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