Kidnap suspect: Victim is boyfriend; cites misunderstanding
COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with bursting into a home and forcibly removing another man says the alleged victim is his boyfriend and the whole thing a misunderstanding.
Thirty-year-old Dustin Wetten, of Enola, was arraigned and jailed Thursday on charges of burglary, kidnapping and unlawful restraint.
Columbia police say Wetten kicked in the door earlier Thursday and claimed to have a gun before forcing a 21-year-old man to go with him. But Wetten told reporters his boyfriend’s grandmother doesn’t like they fact that they’re gay, and says they left together after an argument. WGAL-TV says Fischer seconded that account, though he wasn’t quoted by the station.
Wetten was arrested after police issued an alert for his car, calling him “armed and dangerous.”
Wetten remained in the Lancaster County jail without an attorney listed in court records Friday.