A St. Paul teen was held at gunpoint, bound, and trapped in his car Wednesday when he attempted to sell mushrooms to another St. Paul man, the Star Tribune said.
The teen, 18, drove to a home near Case and Payne Avenues and met with Khalil A. Zeno, 18, to sell him mushrooms, the Star Tribune said.
The teen picked up Zeno, parked, and heard a tap on his window. A man stood outside the teen's car with a gun pointed at him. The teen tried to flee, but Zeno also held him at gunpoint, ABC 5 Eyewitness News said.
Zeno and two other men forced the teen out of the vehicle and walked him to a nearby garage. After they took his shoes, jacket and wallet, they taped his eyes shut, and taped his hands behind his back, the Star Tribune said.
After refusing to give Zeno numbers of friends who possessed money and weed, Zeno and the others forced the teen into the trunk of his mother's PT Cruiser, ABC 5 Eyewitness News said.
According to complaints reported Friday, the teen then reported hearing gang names being yelled and fighting occurring outside of the car, the Star Tribune said.
Police spokesman Howie Padilla said police was notified of the fight at around 11:45 p.m. and that police chased the PT Cruiser throughout St. Paul at high speeds, ABC 5 Eyewitness News said.
Zeno fled from the car and was arrested nearby, the Star Tribune said.
Zeno was charged with kidnapping and motor vehicle theft, ABC 5 Eyewitness News said.