A Florida man allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint drove erratically to attract police attention and was pulled over.
Port St Lucie police say a dog breeder was kidnapped at his home after he was attacked by three men pretending to be interested in buying dogs. The kidnappers reportedly demanded that the man, who was boasting about his successful online business, hand over his earnings.
What police described as a “dangerous saga” lasted about two days and moved across several parts of Florida, police said.
As the group traveled, the dog breeder, who was forced to drive, saw police patrolling the freeway.
“He intentionally committed a traffic violation in hopes of being pulled over,” the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. ‘It worked.’
“Once the victim stopped with a despairing look as the deputy warned him and sent him on his way.”
The dog breeder then used “a hand gesture in the hope that the surrogate would pick up on his fear,” the statement said.
The deputy ordered the man to get out of the car and move away from the three other men who were still in the vehicle. After police spoke to the victim, the three suspects were arrested.
When police searched the vehicle, they discovered a stash containing guns, knives and large amounts of money.
Police then arrested Tsdekiel Sellers, 22, of Atlanta, Benyahveen Radcliffe, 22, of Buffalo, and Kashaveeyah Bragdon, 22, of Tallahassee on multiple charges including illegally carrying a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, using a false name, kidnapping, assault , home invasion, false imprisonment and witness tampering.
According to authorities, the three men said they were “Israelite” and had only traveled to Florida “to hang out with some ‘b–‘.”
“Not exactly the mates they were looking for, but… amazing,” the sheriff’s office said.
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