Morgan Hill Kidnapping, Forced Labor For Handyman

Handyman escapes captors as they stop for gas

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012  |  Updated 10:52 AM PDT
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Two Morgan Hill residents are in police custody after allegedly kidnapping a handyman as part of a "months-old dispute over home appliance repair," according to reports.

Jason DeJesus, 36, and Chanelle Troedson, 33, were charged with false imprisonment, kidnapping, assault, criminal threats and conspiracy for allegedly forcing a 50-year old handyman to do work for free as part of a dispute over a prior project, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

The victim was lured to a home in Morgan Hill where the pair "attacked him," the newspaper reported. The handyman was then taken to a second location, where the couple demanded he do work under threat of death, police said.

The handyman and his captors then left for a third location, but when the pair were at a San Jose gas station grabbing snacks, he fled and contacted police, the newspaper reported.
 

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