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A doorbell camera caught a man assaulting his ex-girlfriend, police say

(CNN)A neighbor's doorbell camera caught a man assaulting and dragging his ex-girlfriend, who was later found being held against her will in a Southern California home, police said.Robert Michael Mendez, 27, faces charges including suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping and false imprisonment after the Arcadia Police Department on Monday received a video link to the doorbell camera, the department said in a news release. The timing of his first court appearance and whether he has an attorney weren't clear Wednesday.The video, which police believe is from late Sunday night, shows a woman running and pounding on a neighbor's door when a man grabs her by the hair and drags her to the lawn, according to the footage, obtained by CNN affiliat ...