Video shows police arresting suspect charged with kidnapping actors in LA

  • Video shows police arresting suspect charged with kidnapping actors in LA

Video shows police arresting suspect charged with kidnapping actors in LA

Starring in a horror film often means that violent acts are only a thing of fiction, but for star of Halloween: Resurrection Daisy McCrackin and actor Joseph Capone, a horrifying real-life encounter was far more terrifying than anything depicted in the film. "That is unnecessary. five guns pointed at this woman, at this unarmed, black woman".

Police say Capone was held naked in a bathtub for 30 hours without food, and an unsealed indictment obtained by NBC News alleges that the kidnappers "did unlawfully and maliciously deprive Joseph Capone of a member of the body and did disable, disfigure and render it useless". At one point, while trying to protect McCrackin, he was severely beaten, punched and kicked for attempting to aid the actress.

The district attorney's office states that, if successfully prosecuted for multiple charges connected to the alleged kidnapping conspiracy, violence and theft, Stewart and Jones could face life in prison without the possibility of parole; Neal could face life.

The defendants then allegedly demanded either $10,000 or $20,000 in ransom for Capone to be released, according to the indictment.

"It is sad that she had to go through that, and I feel bad for any of my neighbors if they go through something like that", said the woman.

It's not clear how or why Neal was released following the arrest. Neal is being held on $1 million bail, while Jones and Stewart are being held on $3 million bail and $2 million bail, respectively. Her arrest was captured on video by a passerby, and posted on Twitter by a person who questioned why she was held at gunpoint with her hands raised. McCrackin took money out of an ATM before being forced to write the kidnappers a check, but was then able to escape two days into the ordeal and call 911.

Keith Andre Stewart, Johntae Jones and Amber Neal were charged with kidnapping, assault with a firearm and another offence in connection with the incident.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspects face life in prison if convicted.