Man kidnapped, beaten, dumped in Odessa

Man kidnapped, beaten, dumped in Odessa

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An Odessa man kidnapped at gunpoint and beaten and the men who did it, dumped him.

The victim told police a man attacked him with a knife and wooden club and the beating then turned into a kidnapping.

"The suspect then made the victim get into a vehicle, displayed a gun and then drove him out to an unknown location out in West Odessa," said Steve LeSueur with the Odessa Police Department.

That's where two other men were waiting for the victim.

"Three male subjects then kicked him and hit him several times," said LeSueur.

The three suspects dumped the man and drove off. He called a friend who took him to the hospital. It's unknown how badly he was injured. The search is now on for the three men. Odessa Police say they don't see many violent kidnappings like this one.

"It is rare. I mean we don't really have very many, out of all the kidnappings that are reported to us, a lot of them turn out to be false but we take all of them serious," said LeSueur.

This investigation is ongoing.

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