McAllen, TX (CBS 4 News) – Smugglers kidnapped a Chinese immigrant last week in McAllen — and mercilessly beat the man when he refused to pay them $15,000, according to federal court records.
At 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 4, the McAllen Police Department responded to a strange call on the 200 block of South 48th Lane.
The caller said a Chinese immigrant “who appeared to be severely beaten jumped into their car pleading for assistance,” according to the federal criminal complaint.
When police arrived, though, the Chinese immigrant had vanished. Witnesses said people traveling in a black SUV had kidnapped him.
Officers later found the man “along a roadside badly beaten,” according to the criminal complaint. They transported him to the hospital.
At the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the McAllen Police Department, CBS 4 News withheld details about the incident for several days to avoid interfering with the investigation.
The kidnappers apparently had second thoughts about dumping the Chinese immigrant and started making calls.
“McAllen Police Department Investigators responded and made contact with the concerned citizen who said that they were receiving calls from an unknown male claiming to be looking for the person …
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