A man was arrested for kidnapping his girlfriend from Elmont, locking her in the trunk of his car and driving her to his hometown of Brooklyn this week, Nassau County police said.

Arturo Gurley, 20, was charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, obstruction of breathing and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Fifth Squad detectives alleged the suspect met the 19-year-old victim on Navy Walk, convinced her to exit his vehicle, took her cell phone and keys away before pushing her into the trunk, closing it and driving off at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

When Gurley let the victim out of the trunk 45 minutes later, she noticed she was in Brooklyn, police said. He then walked the victim inside his apartment, placed a sock inside her mouth and duct taped her mouth shut, police said. She was in the apartment for about five hours before she was finally released, drove home and notified police.

Gurley was arrested Friday will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.

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