Words: Steve Brown
A man was allegedly kidnapped, stripped and beaten after a hook-up went wrong.
The victim, from Florida, agreed to meet Matthew Evans, 20, and another man at the Sebastian River Landing clubhouse after speaking on Instagram, according to Evans’ arrest warrant.
Evans claimed the victim agreed to pay him $50 for the hook-up, however, when they met Evans reportedly got the man into a choke hold and called him a gay slur.
The other man then allegedly drove away with them in the car. When they arrived at the San Sebastian Park, another man met them holding a gun.
The group then reportedly demanded the money before punching the victim in his face until he fell unconscious.
After falling unconscious, the victim woke up with his sweatpants, phone and money gone. He also suffered a broken nose and depression in his cheekbone.
Now, Evans has been charged with kidnapping and attempted robbery, but the other two men are still wanted by Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.