A Salt Lake City man is accused of kidnapping two men at a Maverik station, stealing their ATM cards and a car and then telling police the victims gave him those things voluntarily.
In charges filed Tuesday, police wrote that the man, 34, approached the two victims March 15 at the Maverik near 300 South and 500 East, held them at gunpoint and ordered them into the car belonging to one of the victims.
The man forced the victims to drive to his apartment nearby, where he took them inside, had them sit on a couch, "and told them how important it was that they not tell the cops," police wrote. The man said he would instruct his "hidden army" to kill the two men and their families if they told police, and he copied down their names and addresses from their driver licenses, officers wrote. He took their ATM cards and asked for their PINs, police wrote.