Lengthy Island cops making a routine visitors cease found a person being held hostage in his personal pickup truck Saturday — with one in every of his assailants hiding a machete in his shorts.
Officers mentioned the sufferer had met his three alleged kidnappers at a motel in Westbury however aren’t positive how he was lured there.
“He did go there not figuring out what was going to happen,” a law-enforcement supply mentioned.
The sufferer was held at knifepoint and compelled to offer the trio his keys, telephone and cash, police mentioned.
The suspects then compelled the sufferer into his car and had been apparently driving him to an ATM to steal extra dough, Nassau County Police mentioned.
The scheme unraveled when officers pulled over the Ford F150 at 6:45 p.m. after it rolled by way of a cease signal and officers observed that one of many passengers, a 48-year-old man, regarded distressed.
“His face was like ‘Assist me. Assist me.’ He regarded very distraught,” a police supply mentioned.
After ordering everybody out of the car, one of many alleged assailants, Tylor Salmeron, started to run and threw a big machete hidden in his shorts onto the bottom. Police had been capable of catch him, together with the alleged driver, Yonathan Hernandez, and a 16-year-old passenger whose title was not launched.
“They stunning a lot held him prisoner,” a police supply advised The Submit of the suspects. “They had been attempting to get cash out of him. That they had weapons, so who is aware of what they had been pondering.”
The suspects had been charged with raps together with kidnapping within the second diploma and theft within the first diploma, in addition to felony possession of a weapon within the fourth diploma and conspiracy within the fourth diploma.