Three Pennsylvania Men Charged in the Assault of a Hogtied, Naked Gilbert Man Who Police Say Stole Their Drugs
Why was an 18-year-old Gilbert man in Farrell, Ohio? Lets just say he wasn't doing missionary work.
Authorities at the Southwest Regional Police Department, headquartered in Farrell, say Gilbert's Patrick Mendoza, told them he was in Pennsylvania to do a little drug trafficking, when the folks he was dealing with accused him of stealing some of their stash.
Well, given the fact that they were drug dealers, they obviously couldn't call the police about the theft so they used a brand of street justice that makes Guantanamo Bay look like a day spa.
For the next four days, police say the three men kept Mendoza hogtied, naked, and held in a closet with a bag over his head.
Police say Mendoza was allowed out of the closet several times so the men could beat him and that he had his face submerged in a bathtub full of water until he was nearly unconscious.
After about three days of continued beatings, police say Mendoza chewed through the bag, used his mouth to open the closet door and busted a window in the room where he was being held and yelled for help.
When police found him, he had a broken nose and some cuts and bruises.
The suspects, 32-year-old Drake Clark, his brother, Ronald, 37, and Kylie Altman, 22, were identified by Mendoza during a photo lineup.
Mendoza only knew the two brothers by their street names. Ronald Clark, or "Boobie" as he is known and Drake Clark, aka "Snookie."
"Boobie" and "Snookie?" Guess "Krazy Eyez Killah'" and "Mad Dog" were already taken.
Drake Clark was arrested Thursday, but Ronald Clark and Kylie Altman were still on the loose.
The three face charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and criminal conspiracy.