Four Floridians -two males and two females- have been arrested after they reportedly used promises of sex as a way to lure unsuspecting victims into a Plant City residence, where the unlucky thrill-seekers were beaten, tortured and robbed.
The Plant City Police Department arrested Thomas Nolasco, Joshua Rodriguez, Melissa Long and Carina Bailon.
At least three men were confirmed to have been lured into the W. Risk street home (as if the street name wasn’t enough of a sign to abort the mission), after being told they would enjoy the company of attractive women.
Upon arrival, Long and Bailon escorted them in, where their male counterparts waited with firearms.
All victims were reported to have been pistol-whipped, tortured and beaten for several hours overnight.
Victims were told their families would be harmed if they did not surrender money from local ATMs.
According to the ABC Tampa, police obtained a warrant for Smith’s arrest after Nolasco called Long from a jail phone, unaware that the line is recorded. During the conversation, they discussed the kidnapping and gave away others involved in the incident. In addition, Long disclosed proof of the incident in the form of cell phone video.
The men are part of the Sur 13 gang.
The quartet face numerous charges, including armed kidnapping, robbery, aggravated battery with great bodily harm and grand theft motor vehicle.
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