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PDC resident happens upon kidnapping scene as injured man thrown from car

Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — A man who was forcefully removed from his vehicle was found Saturday in a Playa del Carmen residential area. The man was seen being tossed from a car and left for dead on a dirt road in the Xcacel area of the city.

An area resident who happened to be on the road saw the man being thrown from the car around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. He called emergency services, requesting police and an ambulance. The victim told police that he had been removed from his mototaxi while driving in Xcacel.

He was kidnapped, taken to an unknown location and physically assaulted. His attackers were armed, he said, and driving a white Attitude car. Additional details as to how many people were involved in the kidnapping or a possible motive are unknown.