LOUISVILLE, KY — Newly released dash cam video from a Louisville Metro police cruiser shows the discovery of a convenience store clerk who was bound and locked in the trunk of his own car.

WLKY obtained the video and an interview the victim gave police immediately after his rescue.

Shawn Bloemer was leaving work at a Circle K in Jeffersontown on Aug. 4 when he was accosted by two men and a woman.

Attack: Shawn Bloemer was allegedly kidnapped, gagged and bound and shoved into his car trunk

Photo of Shawn Bloemer, 22, kidnapped for four terrifying hours before his expired license plates saved him

The 22-year-old was beaten, tied up, a towel was wrapped around his head and then he was thrown in the trunk.

“Before they closed the trunk, they said, ‘This isn’t personal. We need your car,’” Bloemer said.

Dashcam video: Kidnapped clerk found in trunk

Bloemer told police he was driven around for three hours with his kidnappers making several stops, including one to buy drugs in the downtown area.

As the suspects headed back toward the store and contemplated what to do with Bloemer, a Metro officer pulled over the car and almost immediately became suspicious.

“There was a small gap in the tail light of my car where I could see the red and blue flashing lights,” Bloemer said. “He came back and started asking about insurance; that’s when I began pounding and kicking the hood yelling.”

Saved: Police pulled over the vehicle for a routine traffic stop and heard thumping coming from the trunk

Not knowing what to expect or who might be inside the trunk, officers pointed their weapons at the back of the vehicle as the trunk was popped.

Discovery: The dashboard cam footage shows police finding Bloemer tied up in the trunk

Still-shots from the police cruiser showing Bloemer being rescued

Video also show’s the abductors getting arrested.

Watch raw dash cam video  | View images from dash cam

Click WLKY for part 2 of this article published 11/30/12