Man tells Middletown police he was kidnapped, held for Social Security check

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Middletown Division of Police

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Middletown police are investigating an incident early Thursday morning in which a man said he was held against his will.

A man told officers he had been held in a Manchester Avenue residence for about six hours before breaking out a window and yelling for help.

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“Apparently he had been drinking there when people at the residence decided he owed them money,” said Maj. Scott Reeve.

The man said the people decided to hold him a the residence until the beginning of the month, when his Social Security check would be deposited, to get the money he allegedly owed.

When officers arrived at the residence about 3 p.m. after the man escaped, the other people at the house fled.

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