Southington man claims he was tortured for several days in Warren

He told police that someone pulled up in a car while he was walking in the area of Hamilton and Delaware avenues, and abducted him

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren police are investigating a bizarre incident involving a Southington man who says he was abducted, beaten, robbed and held against his will for several days.

Christopher Sustak, 29, even received visible burns from what appeared to be a hot knife during the beating.

He spoke with officers at the hospital on Wednesday, where he explained the entire ordeal that began Sunday afternoon.

Police said it was evident that Sustak had been beaten because he had black eyes, a broken nose and broken blood vessels.

He told police that someone pulled up in a car while he was walking in the area of Hamilton and Delaware avenues, and abducted him. Sustak said they put a dark cover over his head and pushed a gun into his back, telling him to get in the car.

Once they arrived at their location, the suspect stole a cell phone and $150 from Sustak, according to a police report.

Sustak said he was beaten and tortured until he was able to escape on Wednesday.

He admitted to officers that he had a drug problem, owed a dealer $70 and had warrants for his arrest.

“Normally they’ll lie to us and not even tell us the whole truth, but it appears to me we actually have an honest individual here that told us the whole truth, and it looks as though it’s possible,” said Capt. Robert Massucci.

Detectives are currently investigating the incident and haven’t made any arrests yet.

Massucci says the motive for the crimes probably has to do with Sustak’s drug use and debt.

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