Criminal incident involving beating, kidnapping caught on tape by police dispatcher

May 10, 2015 19:46
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A man was kidnapped, stabbed and beaten in southern Israel late last month, in an attack that was partially recorded by an emergency dispatch operator, Southern District police said Sunday.

According to police, on April 30th, a call was placed to the 100 emergency dispatch by a man who said he had been kidnapped, and in the recording you can hear him shouting "stop stabbing me! stop hitting me!"

The dispatcher notified police, who found the location of the phone that placed the call. At the scene near Bat Hadar in the south, where they found the car abandoned, with a baseball bat on the back seat and blood throughout the vehicle. Nearby the victim was found lying on the side of southbound lane of highway 4, in moderate condition with a series of stab wounds.

Police said the man, a resident of Sderot, told them he was attacked and then kidnapped by a group of men who he'd had some sort of prior disagreement with. The incident is criminal, not nationalist in nature.

Two suspects were arrested not long after the crime and on Monday they will be indicted in the Be'ersheba court, police said Sunday.

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