Three young people are facing charges after police said they staged a kidnapping at a gas station in Moosup, Ct., Tuesday morning. 21-year-old Danny Vinal, 22-year-old Mark Reasoner, and 19-year-old Harley-Jane Davidson are charged with Breach of Peace.
Around 7 am, Plainfield police responded to two calls of a female duct-taped inside a car trunk. They found the car outside a home on Aldrich Avenue and learned that the Vinal, Reasoner, and Davidson had purposefully duct-tied one of them to make the event look like a kidnapping.
“It was just a joke,” Vinal said.
But Plainfield Police Chief Michael Surprenant said the “joke” came right after many officers had worked at an armed stand-off earlier that morning and it could have taken away valuable police resources.
“It’s a danger to victims, danger to society, and it’s a danger to police who are actually working these scenes,” Surprenant said.
The young people were released on $500 bond. They are scheduled to appear at Danielson Superior Court on July 22.