Two people who live in a large home in California were arrested on suspicion of holding a handyman hostage and forcing him to do home repairs.
The 50-year-old victim was lured to the 4,600 square foot home that has five bedrooms, a pool, a beach volleyball court, and a tennis court.
He was then allegedly assaulted, threatened with his life, and forced to do some work at the house.
A 36-year-old man and his wife have been accused of beating the handyman, threatening to kill him and forcing him to fix several items in the house over a six-hour time span.
The handyman said he just tried to do what he was told as he waited for the opportunity to escape.
He got away when they forced him into his truck to drive him to a relative’s house for more repairs. When they pulled over at a gas station and went to pay for gas and snacks, the man escaped.
The couple was arrested shortly afterward and they face several charges.