On May 2017, actor Joseph Capone and actress Daisy McCrackin were kidnapped, tortured and held ransom by three violent criminals in Los Angeles. Now, the Hollywood actors have been rescued and Capone is speaking out.
In an explosive interview with Good Morning America, the actor admitted that the incident occurred when he was at McCrackin's L.A. mansion. He said two armed suspects barged into the home and trapped the actress in the backseat of her own car. They then beat up Capone and stuck him in the vehicle as well.
"He whacked me on the head with the gun and then proceeded to stomp on me and give me a pretty good beating," Capone detailed in the chilling interview.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Capone said the kidnappers drove them to a house in Compton and kept them there until the actor deposited $10,000 into one of the criminals’ bank account.
Capone was kept inside a dingy bathroom for 30 hours, and repeatedly threatened with death by the heartless criminals. He was stripped of his clothes and held at gunpoint for hours. The kidnappers cut his tongue, "put out an eye," and maimed an unnamed body part, according to court papers obtained by NBC. He was also cut in the nose, ear and lip.
Despite the terror, Capone is now moving on with his life. He told GMA in his interview: "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor. You know I think it's a state of mind.
It is unknown if McCrackin was tortured, but according to documents, she miraculously escaped and called 911 when kidnappers drove her to her home—likely looking for money.
The three suspects: Keith Andre Stewart, 32, Johntae Jones, 25, and Houston's Millionaire Matchmaker Amber Neal, 26, were immediately arrested after her call. Neal reportedly claimed to be the owner of McCrackin's car, and was inside the vehicle when the kidnappers drove the two actors to the Compton house of horrors.
Neal was released from custody, but the case is still under investigation.
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