Three men were arrested Thursday afternoon in Daytona Beach on suspicion of Duct-taping a teen in an apparent prank that led to a brawl.
Kevin Wiseman, 18; Dustin Ardillo, 19; and Charles Westenhouser, 21; were arrested on charges of child abuse and kidnapping. Michael Delvecchio, 53, faces aggravated battery charges.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Wiseman, Ardillo and Westenhouser went to a 16-year-old boy's house and asked him if he wanted to participate in a rap contest. The trio later bound the boy's hands, ankles and mouth in Duct tape and glued him to a chair, deputies said.
According to deputies, Wiseman claimed that the boy was laughing and going along with the prank, and another member of the trio said it was a joke and that they wanted to make a funny video to post on the Internet.
The teen, however, said everything was done against his will and he escaped when the trio threatened to shave his hair and left to get some clippers, according to deputies.
The teen, who deputies said had glue residue on him, hopped to his house, and Delvecchio learned about the incident.
Deputies said Wiseman returned to the home and he and Delvecchio started fighting. Wiseman then left, and Delvecchio, armed with a 24-inch metal level, drove off looking for the trio, according to deputies.
Delvecchio found them on a nearby street and struck Ardillo on the side of the head with the level, according to deputies, who said Wiseman threw a flashlight at Delvecchio, hitting him in the head.
As the fight continued, Delvecchio struck Wiseman with the level and also choked him, deputies said.
Wiseman had sustained abrasions to his back, shoulder, elbow and face, deputies said. Delvecchio sustained a cut to his head and was taken to Halifax Hospital for medical treatment.
Ardillo, Westenhouser and Wiseman were arrested and taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach. Deputies also filed a complaint affidavit with the State Attorney’s Office charging Delvecchio with aggravated battery.
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