Disagreements over money owed and inappropriate text messages may have led to a kidnapping late Monday night, according to Colorado Springs police.
Police say they received a kidnapping call around 11 p.m. Monday night. The victim told police that a man he knew, Scott Nickel, forced him from his apartment at gunpoint and made him drive to Nickel’s apartment. Once they were at Nickel’s apartment, the victim was told at gunpoint to apologize to Nickel’s girlfriend for a vulgar text he had sent to her.
The victim tells police that Nickel’s then told the victim he had 12 hours to repay money that the victim allegedly owed Nickel and his girlfriend. Once Nickel let the victim go, the victim called police.
Officers obtained a search warrant and found the shotgun that was allegedly used in the crime. Scott Nickel was arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping. Police say the victim was not harmed in the incident.
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