STOCKTON, CA - A 26-year-old man was kidnapped, stuffed in a car trunk, beaten and forced to lead his captors to his Stockton home which they burgled early Wednesday morning before making off with his car.
A Stockton police report stated the man went to a home on the 300 block of S. Ventura Avenue around 2 a.m. to meet a girl. The man met the girl in the driveway and as they were walking to her front door, was surprised by several unknown individuals who put a bag over his head and forced him into the trunk of his own vehicle.
According to police, the suspected kidnappers then beat the man until he gave them his address. He was then driven to his home where the crew entered, confronted his father at gunpoint and tied him up, police said.
The individuals then raided the house before fleeing in three vehicles, two of which were stolen, according to police.
When the suspected culprits left, the victim called police to report the incident. During their investigation into the alleged act, officers located the suspected criminals at the home where the man was originally kidnapped, said police.
Earl Christan, 32, Edward Kelly, 29, and Tonya Hansen, 33 were identified and arrested at the scene on counts of kidnapping, residential robbery, auto theft, and conspiracy. A fourth suspect is still outstanding, police said.
All of the stolen property was recovered and the two stolen vehicles were located at a home on the 1800 block of W. Scotts Ave.