THE BRONX -  A Bronx livery cab driver is now recovering after police say a passenger locked him in the trunk of his own car and took him all the way to Westchester.

The incident happened Thursday when the cab driver picked up passenger Robert Mizell. The suspect, who was armed with a gun, stole the driver's cellphone and money, then ordered him into the trunk.

The suspect drove north until the victim was able to open the trunk with an emergency release and jump out.

Police say they later found and arrested Mizell. He's been charged with kidnapping and possession of a weapon.