Man accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend near club

November 1, 2010 10:24:13 AM PDT
A man is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend then throwing her in a dumpster and spraying her with lighter fluid. It happened near the Southwest Freeway and Wilcrest. She escaped while he searched for a lighter.

Authorities say the man became enraged when he saw his ex-girlfriend at a west Houston nightclub and allegedly abducted her.

Investigators believe he hit her with a tire iron, ripped off her dress and threw her in a dumpster. She managed to escape in an SUV and then flagged down a deputy on the freeway feeder.

The suspect is in custody at Memorial Hermann Hospital and is being treated for a head injury. He could face several charges.