According to the NYPD reports, On early Monday police officers in the Bronx were chasing two suspects into a deli and suddenly, discovering a man who said he’d been locked in the store’s basement for more than three days. Both the victim and suspects have lengthy criminal records, police sources said.
According to sources, police spotted two suspects in a reckless endangerment case as they were smoking weed on the street in Wakefield. The pair ran into the N’ Grocery’s Deli and when the police followed, they found what looked like a low-rent version of a scene from Pulp fiction
The cops asked store worker Richard Millwood, 35, if they could search the place, and he said he needed to go into the basement for a second, police sources said. Then when police got a look, they found a 49-year-old man who claimed he’d been abducted late Sept. 7.
Millwood, it turned out, had just untied him moments ago and told him to keep his mouth shut and tell the cops nothing, sources said. But the man blabbed anyway, telling cops that four people plucked him off the street on E. 234 St. and White Plains Road, shoved him into a sedan and drove them to the deli, where they bound and beat him.
Millwood vanished during the investigation, though police arrested an alleged accomplice ― Orinthia Gifford, 49, who lives next door and while checking out the commotion at the deli, was outed by the abducted man as being involved in the caper, sources said.
Gifford was charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, assault, weapon possession, menacing and harassment. Police released a photo of Millwood and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.