OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Three suspects are in jail after they kidnapped a woman and then demanded money from her boyfriend in exchange for her safety, according to officials from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
Carlos Andrillon-Toste, 40, his son Jafet Andrillon, 19, and Andrillon's girlfriend, Elizabeth Vega-Lopez, 18, were arrested Sunday on charges of kidnapping, battery and false imprisonment.
The victim's boyfriend borrowed $1,500 from Andrillon approximately a month ago, according to an arrest report. The report states that Andrillon had threatened the victim's boyfriend's life over the money and was actively demanding it back.
Officials said the victim was driving with a friend when a bronze car, later identified as Andrillon's, pulled out directly in front of them. Andrillon and Vega-Lopez then approached the victim and pulled her out of the car by her hair, then punched her and restrained her in the back seat of the bronze car, which Andrillon-Toste was driving, according to deputies.
The suspects then took the victim to the Magnuson Hotel at 4694 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, according to the arrest report. While in the hotel room, Andrillon-Toste used the victim's cellphone to call people she knew, the report states.
Authorities said this is when the victim's boyfriend began receiving calls from his girlfriend's phone. When he answered the phone, a man's voice told him that "they had his girlfriend and wanted their money," deputies said.
For an unknown reason, the victim and Vega-Lopez were eventually allowed to leave the hotel room, according to officials. Officials said the victim walked to a nearby McDonald's, where she found authorities and told them she had been kidnapped and gave them the location of her kidnappers.
Deputies said that after all three suspects were arrested, Andrillon-Toste told them the original plan was to kidnap the victim's boyfriend. He said a friend of theirs had been kidnapped and they believed the boyfriend was involved.
All three suspects are being held in the Osceola County Jail on $3,500 bond.