Written by AARON CASTREJON
MOUNTAINS - Deputies and Azusa Police officers detained three men after a call of a kidnapping turned out to be a music video shoot, a Sheriff’s lieutenant said.
Deputies responded to a call of a possible kidnapping on San Gabriel Canyon Road near mile marker 21.59 at 11:22 a.m. March 13. The caller drove past the scene and reported a vehicle backed into a turnout. Two men were standing near an apparent victim with his hands duct-taped together, said Lt. Mark Skaggs of the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station.
A police helicopter was first on scene as the suspect vehicle went into motion north on San Gabriel Canyon Road. Azusa Police were closer to the scene and responded to stop the vehicle first, Skaggs said.
All three men were detained and they explained what was occurring.
One man was arrested. A concealed handgun was found inside the vehicle, a misdemeanor offense, Skaggs said.