Shop owner forces burglars to strip and beats them for breaking into his businessBy Mason White 12:37 PM October 21, 2016
|(Left to right) Jose Gonzalez, Michael Eller, Robert Antley|
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(Scroll down for video) The owner of a bike shop was arrested on a charge of kidnapping after allegedly holding two burglars at gunpoint until police arrived, according to police in Florida.
Orlando police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Robert Antley, after being accused of forcing the two burglars to strip and beating them.
Antley was charged with kidnapping and assault. The burglars, 28-year-old Michael Eller and 27-year-old Jose Gonzalez, were charged with burglary.
All suspects were booked into the Orange County Jail. According to the police investigation, Eller and Gonzalez broke into the bike shop on Sunday morning.
Once inside, they were confronted by Antley, who slept in his shop due to recent burglaries. Antley was armed with a gun and forced them to strip down to their underwear.
Antley recorded the encounter with his cellphone while threatening to kill them.
Eller and Gonzalez were held for about an hour until Antley’s brother, 24-year-old Joshua Antley, and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Kathryn Pelliccio, arrived.
All three then beat the burglars. Eller and Gonzalez claimed that they were injured and complained of being in physical pain.