Five Chicago men could face up to life in prison after being charged Feb. 2 with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The victim in the incident, a Berwyn resident, was held against his will at gunpoint and knifepoint for more than a day. The five men involved in the kidnapping include Antonia Salgado, 34; Armando Delgado, 36; Octavio Alejandre Jr., 33; Jaime Gutierrez, 22; and Munaf Abdulrazak Musa, 22.
On May 30, 2015, five Chicago men abducted a Berwyn resident outside his home where he was then forced into an SUV and taken to an auto repair shop on the North Side of Chicago, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. The release also states that the victim was held at gunpoint and knifepoint, and at one point was threatened to have his fingers cut off.
The next morning the victim’s uncle received a call notifying him about the kidnapping and was commanded to provide 25 kilograms of narcotics in exchange for his nephew. The release states that the suspects’ phone calls were being intercepted by federal authorities in an unrelated investigation, who soon figured out the kidnappers had taken the wrong man.
“There is a little situation,” said Delgado during a call to Salgado on the evening of May 31, “It’s the wrong guy because it’s his brother of the one that we’re trying to get.” Salgado instructed the men to release the victim, but to “beat the [expletive] out of him,” according to the release. The Berwyn man was found on the morning of June 1 at a bus station in Chicago after being released by the men during the night, according to police.