3 Men Posed As Dog Buyers And Then They Robbed, Assaulted, and Kidnapped The Breeder.

Robbery and kidnapping of dog breeder

Florida man robbed, kidnapped by 3 armed men posing as dog buyers escapes by committing traffic infraction – FOX 13

A South Florida man who boasted about his lucrative dog breeding business online was robbed at gunpoint, carjacked, and held captive for two days.

The crime took place in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The suspects drove to the victim’s home under the guise of dog buyers, robbed and assaulted him, and demanded he hand over the large amounts of cash he was posting and bragging about on social media.

After two days of being held captive and being moved to multiple locations the hostage, who was driving, had an opportunity to alert a deputy on patrol by breaking a traffic law.

At first, the officer treated it as a ‘warning’ violation and was going to let the victim, who was driving, off with a warning. When the deputy started to send the man on his way, the victim used a hand motion in hopes that the deputy would notice his fear.

At which point he did and asked the passengers, who were Tsdekiel Sellers, 22, of Atlanta, Benyahveen Radcliffe, 25, of Buffalo, and Kashaveeyah Bragdon, 22, of Tallahassee to get out of the vehicle.

Multiple officers were called to the scene and found a gun, drugs, and false IDs.

Deputies charged three suspects with an unlicensed carry of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and providing a false name.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Florida man robbed, kidnapped by 3 armed men posing as dog buyers escapes by committing traffic infraction – Fox News
  2. Forced to drive: Kidnapped dog breeder intentionally gets pulled over for help – ABC 25

 

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