2 Metro Detroit men accused of kidnapping Toledo woman

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
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Two Michigan men are being held on claims they kidnapped a Toledo woman from her home Thursday over a dispute involving money, authorities said. 

A 26-year-old Detroit man and a 28-year-old man from Highland Park were arrested for allegedly kidnapping the 27-year-old woman from her mobile home and demanding money. 

Toledo police responded to the woman's home in the 5300 block of Lewis Avenue in response to a 911 weapons call. 

Records show police spoke with the victim and her husband who alleged the men were outside yelling about wanting their money. The victim told police she met the suspects the day prior outside of a plasma center and that they wanted her to buy phones which they then planned to resell for a profit. 

The men gave her $600 to buy two phones but AT&T would not accept the cash payment for the phones, authorities said. The men then deposited the funds into her checking account instead, but the card also was not accepted. 

The men later went back with the woman in an attempt to withdraw the funds from her account, but the ATM machine kept her card without dispensing the funds, according to the police report. 

The woman alleged one of the men said she was going to have to go to Detroit with them to take care of the missing money. They continued to drive without letting her go for hours before she threatened to call 911. They later showed up at the home  demanding the money and police were called. 

Both men are being held at the Lucas County Jail on $75,000 bail. They will appear in Toledo Municipal Court on May 25, according to authorities.


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