An Oklahoma City man survived being kidnapped by a friend’s neighbor Saturday, according to reports from Oklahoma City police.
About 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a reported kidnapping in progress at an apartment complex in the 3900 block of NW 122.
The man who called said his friend was being held against his will with a pistol and wooden swords in another apartment.
Arriving on the scene, officers found two shaken men and an unloaded pistol on the apartment floor.
According to the report:
Several hours earlier, the pair had been at the apartment swimming pool when the accused kidnapper came up, offering to buy beer if someone would go to the store and get it.
After a few beers, the accused kidnapper showed the two men a small pistol he was carrying in his pocket, telling them he was a trained killer, had trained others to kill and referred to his apartment as his killing place.
The accused kidnapper also inquired about the pair’s knowledge of martial arts and demonstrated some techniques on them.
The two men left the pool, but one of the men realized he’d left his cell phone by the water.
When he returned to the pool, he started talking with the accused kidnapper, who convinced him to return to his apartment.
Once inside, the accused kidnapper asked the victim to “Tell me about your problems.”
The accused kidnapper continued to ask the victim to tell him about his problems, becoming more agitated.
The accused kidnapper then grabbed the man’s left thumb and twisted it, telling him, once again, “Tell me about your problems.”
The victim’s friend became concerned when his friend did not return from the pool and called him.
When the victim answered, he quietly asked his friend to call the police, saying he was being kidnapped.
Trying to distract the accused kidnapper, the victim told him he heard someone at the door. The accused kidnapper reacted by going to his bedroom and returning with a short sword.
After he saw no one was at the door, the accused kidnapper put the sword point against the man’s head, telling him, “If you do that again, I’ll … kill you.”
Then he threatened to kill and bury the man that night.
During all this, the victim was text messaging his friend by holding his cell phone behind his back.
Then, the accused kidnapper set down his gun and went back to his bedroom.
The victim, sensing a chance to escape, grabbed the weapon and fled to his friend’s apartment, where they both waited for police to arrive.
After talking to the victim and his friend, officers went to the neighbor’s apartment, where he was unresponsive to their knock.
Seeing the man’s legs on the floor through the opened patio door, officers entered to find the accused kidnapper seated in the hallway with his hands in his lap.
They handcuffed him without incident and held him on complaints of kidnapping, pointing a firearm and assault with a dangerous weapon.
As officers searched the accused kidnapper’s apartment, they found a Ruger Mini 14 rifle, a Ruger 10/22 rifle, a Ruger 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, a Smith & Wesson .357-caliber revolver, a Steyr .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Rossi revolver, an AR-10A2 rifle, wooden and metal swords, 11 knives and ammunition.
The weapons were confiscated, police say.