FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – A 26-year-old Flint guy described a harrowing experience in which he and his sweetheart were tied up with towels over their head while armed burglars held them hostage for over a half hour Monday night.
The man said he arrived to his house and knocked for his sweetheart to let him in.
“And all of an abrupt that guy in a ski mask shows up to my door with a gun pointing to my head, and I'm kinda like smiling, like is this a joke?” he stated.
His 20-year-old girlfriend was home and he might hear her whimpering in the background. The male, whose identity isn't being revealed due to security issues, couldn't see her since the suspects threw a towel over his head, connected his ankles and wrists with zip ties and put a weapon to his head.
The victim stated his girlfriend was blindfolded and bound the very same way. The suspects also removed her clothes.
The male said at least 30 to 40 minutes passed and he might feel the weapon on his head the whole time. When it got quiet, he had the ability to get the towel off, see his horrified girlfriend and discover all his valuables were gone.
“I was outraged,” the man said. “I was in some way able to muster up the guts to take these ties straight off my hands … I was knocking like crazy on the doors attempting to get people to assist and it took forever for anybody wishing to help at all.”
The male said his sweetheart stumbled upon the street for assistance getting the zip ties off. An employee at the Liquor Corner Two shop stated he handed scissors to a female who had specific zip ties on each wrist. She cut them off and left.
Flint Police Department Det. Sgt. Tyrone Booth verified that officers reacted to the home around 7:30 p.m. Monday to take a report. The man stated his sweetheart is remaining in a safe location while the search continues for the armed robbery and home invasion suspects.
Both victims are anticipated to be OKAY physically.
“I'm just delighted to be alive,” the male said.
ABC12 got many phone calls, e-mails and Facebook messages on Tuesday claiming the criminal offense was a case of human trafficking. Cubicle provided a statement Tuesday afternoon clarifying that no human trafficking was
alleged at that location.”Our company did not respond to examine a require human trafficking. In addition, the home is not owned by or associated with the Flint Police Department,” Booth stated in a statement. “We ask residents to keep in mind to get details from relied on sources.”
It's thought the rumors began after a lady who drove by the scene stated she saw authorities, and a lady with zip ties on her. She posted a video to Facebook and discussed she presumed this was sex trafficking.
From there, the report mill took off.
The Flint Michigan Scanner Facebook page published a message, saying a sex trafficking ring is being busted on Fenton and 12th. It's crucial to note that this page is not run by dispatch, or by cops.
None the less, there are nearly a thousand discuss the post and over 2,000 shares.
Almost an hour ago, the page made another post stating, “… we count on info from the general public – we post it the method told to us … Info might be 100% true or not at all.” It continues, “We are doing our finest trying to let everybody know what is going on in the location with just limited resources.”
It's crucial to remember when looking at social media, verify the source. Verify where the details comes from, and if something seems off, it probably is.
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