With friends like these ….

October 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm (Icepick)

Naked man kidnapped, robbed by friends, deputies say

Six Osceola County residents are behind bars after deputies say they kidnapped and robbed a friend then left him naked in Kissimmee early Saturday morning.

Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies say the victim agreed to give friends, 18-year-old Lindsey Saucedo and 33-year-old Rosa DeJesus and their two friends 20-year-old Stephen Batista and 24-year-old Frederick Rodriguez, a ride around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Deputies did not say where they five were headed, but along the way, investigators say Batista and Rodriguez pulled out weapons and demanded the driver give them money.

Shortly after the demands, the victim ran out of gas, and the five abandoned the car and walked to meet up with two others — 35-year-old Crystal Gonzalez and 18-year-old Abraham Buil.

After all seven met, they drove to two local banks and forced the victim to withdraw money, deputies said. They also took his personal items, including his clothing.

They ditched the naked victim on McLaren Circle in Kissimmee, where he walked to a Wawa store on Orange Blossom Trail to report the crime.

Deputies caught up to the six suspects.

All six were booked into Osceola County Jail and face charges of armed robbery, conspiracy and kidnapping charges.

You can get a look at the perps here.

On the Sentinel website larryboy77 comments: “you can plan and plan and plan the perfect crime and something can still go wrong”

NOTE: I do have a couple of better posts I’m working on, but the last three days have not been conducive to writing. Nothing like not having a properly functioning toilet in the house to induce writer’s block!


  1. Icepick said,

    This crime is actually kind of funny. As opposed to the shoot-out at the VFW over the weekend (upwards of 70 shots fired according to early reports), the domestic violence murder-suicide Sunday night, the domestic violence murder Monday night and the domestic violence shooting this afternoon. Woo AND hoo!

    For those keeping score, the first DV case above involved a man killing a woman and then himself. The other two featured female on male crime. The shootout involved a biker gang.

  2. amba12 said,

    Perps or twerps?

  3. Icepick said,

    Do I have to choose? ;)

  4. karen said,

    Better a writer’s block than another blockage, but then- it wouldn’t matter if the toilet didn’t work:0)-
    C’mon, work w/me- it’s funny if you really think about it!!

    The only thing i can think of to top off all those violent events, ice, is last Monday we had two car accidents in our area- i live between where e/happened- and we lost two lives– 16yr old boy and 25yr old young lady. Days like that suck.

  5. Icepick said,

    Just found out that someone is stealing my identity. Hot-diggedy-damn, more crap to deal with!

    So look out for imitation Icepicks. Remember, if it isn’t chock full of staberific goodness, it isn’t genuine!

    ADDED: I wish I was kidding. My real name, DOB and SS# have been used in an attempt to open a new credit card account. Given my finances the joke is kind of on them, but mostly on me. But some yahoo down in Miami is out to screw me. Grrr. I found out because a company they contacted suspected something and contacted me. Tomorrow I’ll start finding out how much hassle this will be. But given that the very easiest things have become hard in recent years I expect this to be excruciating.

  6. karen said,

    Wow– one staberific goodness of an icepick is enough!!!!
    Sorry for the crap of the day you’ll be dealing w/.

  7. Icepick said,

    one staberific goodness of an icepick is enough!!!!

    I agree! Plus I’m kind of feeling like Mojo Jojo.

    Sorry for the crap of the day you’ll be dealing w/.

    Thanks. But as your previous comment pointed out, things could be much worse. Days like that are just so sad….

  8. wj said,

    Such a letdown. I read the headline, and thought the guy was naked before he was kidnapped and robbed. Which would have made things a bit more challenging, at least on the robbing part. Having him merely robbed of his clothes and left naked — not quite as interesting.

  9. Icepick said,

    wj, that would be one of those stories where the guy wakes up without a kidney.

  10. wj said,

    Ice, well some of the guys who wanter around (for example in San Francisco) naked do wear a belt pouch with a wallet, etc. in it. so he could have started naked and still have gotten robbed of something besides a kidney.

  11. karen said,

    How cool would it be if Romney went up to Obama next debate and introduced himself–
    “Hello, Mr President- i’m Mitt Romney. Wanna pinch me?”

  12. mockturtle said,

    Since most of the ‘local’ news I get is from Seattle, it seems that shootings aren’t really even news any more. :-( I’m not sure which are more prevalent, shootings by perps or shooting by police. It’s about a tossup, I think. The worst trend has been to take ‘drive-by’ shootings into public events arenas, endangering the lives of innocent bystanders, kids, etc. It doesn’t help that the current Seattle mayor is a complete moron [can I get sued for libel if he can prove he is not a complete moron?].

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