Man kidnapped, forced to strip & robbed; 2 arrested

- An Atlanta man was kidnapped, forced to strip and robbed. Days later the victim spotted the men who terroiized him asleep in a parked car.  Police arrested 2 men and are now searching for a third. 

Police said Antonio Clark was on the stoop of his apartment having a cigarette when early Saturday morning when two men pulled up and forced at gunpoint to get in their car. Investigators said the men drove around with Clark in the backseat for more than two hours. Finally they stopped at an apartment complex on Old Hapeville Road.

"At that point they were met by a third suspect who pointed a gun at Clark and told him to give him all his property," said Atlanta Police Officer Stephanie Brown. 

Investigators said they stole Clark's wallet, phone, his Nike shoes and even his pants. Clark then took off running in only a shirt and his boxers.

"He was running for his life. He said he was running and hiding and jumping over fences," said Jacqueline Brantley, Clark's girlfriend. 

Police said Clark got out of the apartment complex and ran to a neighborhood where he pounded on doors until someone helped him and called 911. 

Three days later, Clark and Brantley spotted the thieve's car in the parking lot of a Checkers restaurant on Cleveland Avenue. It's right next to the apartment complex where Clark was robbed.

"He knew exactly the car when he saw it," said Brantley. 

They called 911 and when police showed up they found three men inside the car sleeping soundly. 
Police arrested Dwayne Holt and Kenneth Lewis who both had warrants out for them from previous crimes. They are now facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and robbery. 

Police said the third man, James Davis, did not have any warrants out for his arrest and was allowed to leave the scene.

"At that time we didn't have probable cause to arrest him," said Officer Brown. 

Brantley said it's worrisome knowing one man is still on the run, but she's relieved her boyfriend got away with his life.

"If something had really happened to him, if they had killed him we would have never known what happened to him, where he was or how he got there,  and that's scary," said Brantley.

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