“Halloween: Resurrection” actress Daisy McCrackin and actor Joseph Capone were kidnapped from the latter’s Los Angeles home on May 3.
Now, Capone has detailed the incident in an interview with “Good Morning America” in which he says he was pistol-whipped, dragged into a car and left alone naked for hours while he waited for the kidnappers to take McCrackin to multiple ATMs to collect ransom for his return.
“He whacked me on the head with the gun and then proceeded to stomp on me and give me a pretty good beating,” Capone told “GMA.”
“Once there, the defendants allegedly stripped Capone naked and held him without food in a bathtub for 30 hours,” the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said, citing an indictment of the trio.
In all, Keith Andre Stewart, Johntae Jones and Amber Neal were collectively charged with 17 felony counts, including kidnapping, assault with a firearm, grand theft, mayhem, conspiracy and possession for sale of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, the DA said.
Jones and Neal are accused of taking McCrackin’s vehicle and driving the actress to multiple locations while demanding that she gave them at least $10,000 for Capone’s release. “McCrackin allegedly was forced to write a check for $10,000 to Neal, who deposited it into her account, according to the indictment,” the DA’s office said.
“They said things like if she doesn’t come through I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Capone said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen to you.”
On May 4, 2017, the DA’s office said, the defendants allegedly took McCrackin back to her home, where she was able to escape and alert police. Officers located and arrested the defendants, the DA’s office said.
“I’m not a victim,” Capone added. “I’m a survivor. I think it’s a state of mind. Yeah, that happened, but what’s tomorrow?”
Stewart and Jones face a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole if convicted as charged, while Neal faces up to life in prison. Bail was set at $1 million for Jones and Neal, and $2.08 million for Stewart. They are expected to appear in court July 23 for a pretrial hearing in Department 116 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Watch the interview above.