A Philadelphia man claims his roommates beat, trapped and forcibly tattooed him with profanity and obscene pictures.
The unidentified 52-year-old man, from the 3100 block of Brighton Street in the Mayfair section of the city, told Philadelphia Police that three of his roommates held him captive inside the home for three days as they beat and forced him to undergo tattooing, police tell NBC10.com.
A police spokesperson said the tattoos consisted of several “inappropriate racial and sexual terms and images.” The man’s debit card was also allegedly stolen.
The man said he was trapped in the home from Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. through 9 a.m. on Monday, April 1, police said. After leaving the house, the man flagged down officers along the 3100 block of Tyson Avenue for help.
Police said the man was severely bruised along his face, legs, ribs and torso and had swollen hands. The officers immediately went to the home and found the alleged attackers, his roommates, sleeping in the basement. During a search of the home, officers also found 155 grams of marijuana, the victim’s debit card, several prescription pill bottles, a tattoo gun, ink and needles.
The roommates -- Corey Campbell, 20, Sandra Ng, 19, and Jennifer Pratt, 29 -- and another man, 27-year-old David Thomas, were all arrested. Each have been charged with 10 crimes including Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Kidnapping and Robbery, police said. They have yet to be arraigned.
The victim was taken to Aria Hospital Frankford for treatment. There’s no word on his condition.
Police say the investigation is on-going.