Queens detectives are still investigating a case seemingly ripped out of a Hollywood movie script.
A 27-year-old man from Boston escaped his captors and flagged down police after he was kidnapped and held in Fresh Meadows by men who wanted a gambling debt that he owed last Thursday, June 15.
The New York Daily News first reported that the kidnappers grabbed the man in Boston and brought him to Queens for owing a $50,000 gambling debt. According to the victim, the suspects threatened to cut off his fingers if he didn’t pay the money that he owed.
The victim reportedly managed to get away from the suspects at 10:15 a.m. on June 15 by jumping out of second-story window of the Fresh Meadows building. After fleeing the building, the victim stole a mint green 2007 Toyota Yaris on 67th Avenue and looked for police.
Two miles east of the location, the victim flagged down police officers that were near the Long Island Expressway and Bell Boulevard in Flushing and told them about his scary ordeal.
The victim was transported to Queens Hospital. The owner of the stolen vehicle, after hearing about the victim’s plight, is unlikely to press charges.
This case is being investigated by the NYPD and the FBI.