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Northland: Man says he was kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint

A 28-year-old man walked into the Columbus Division of Police headquarters downtown at 10:35 a.m. June 20 to report his own kidnapping.

The man, a resident of Alpine Drive, said he had been forced into a van at gunpoint at 10:30 a.m. June 17 in the 5800 block of Karl Road.

The man said he was not released by his captors until noon June 19.

According to police, the man said he was robbed of $10 in cash and two cell phones, one valued at $5 and the other at $7.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* The owner of a store on Morse Road said a customer threatened to blow his head off after a credit card the man was attempting to use came back as being stolen. The incident took place at 11:55 a.m. June 21. The store owner, who said the same customer had used the same credit card a few days earlier, was able to provide a description of the vehicle the customer left in, including a license plate number.

* Officers responding to a report of a disturbance at 7:20 p.m. June 20 near the intersection of Sharon Woods Boulevard and Alpine Drive found a 20-year-old Johnstown man who said he'd been punched twice in the stomach by another man who was no longer at the scene.

The victim also said his attacker had also "flipped him off on two occasions," the report stated.

* A woman who has been having problems with an ex-boyfriend called officers at 8:59 p.m. June 18 to say he is now placing threatening phone calls to her. The Mesa Ridge Lane resident said the former boyfriend is also making threats against her mother.

* A woman who was letting a friend stay with her after she separated from her husband reported being threatened when the couple got into an argument in the parking lot outside her Karl Road home at 9:08 p.m. June 17.

In the report, filed a day later, the woman said she advised the husband to leave when he and his wife began shouting at one another, at which pointed he threatened to punch her in the face and to report to Children's Services that she was abusing the couple's children.

* A Castlebrook Drive resident required treatment for minor injuries after he said he was punched in the face several times June 18 at 7:44 p.m. while he was on Stonebrook Lane, around the corner from his home.

According to the man, the attacker simply approached him and began striking him with his fist.