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Parma man robbed at gunpoint, stuffed in trunk in Cleveland

September 19, 2018

Parma man robbed at gunpoint, stuffed in trunk in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Parma man was robbed at gunpoint and stuffed in the trunk of a car after a night of drinking, according to police reports.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident that happened Wednesday on West 25th Street near Denison Avenue, in the city’s Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.

The 22-year-old man said a friend picked him up for a night of drinking. Another man he didn’t know was in the car, police reports say.

The trio drank at the Back Draft bar in North Olmsted for several hours, then went to Steak ’n Shake in Brooklyn before they drove into Cleveland.

The man’s friend stopped at a brick apartment complex near the West 25th and Dennison intersection and went into an apartment to use the restroom, police reports say.

The man told police the other man remained in the car, hit him in the head with a gun and threatened him by saying: “If you move I’ll blow your f-----g head off. Where’s that money at that you had at the bar?” according to police reports.

The Parma man said he only had $200 with him, police reports say. The gunman took the cash along with the Parma man’s cellphone, police reports say.

The gunman then forced the Parma man into the trunk of the car, police reports say.

The Parma man told police he thought he was going to die. About five minutes later, he found a lever that released the trunk and he got out and ran, according to police reports.

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