Paper delivery man kidnapped from Fort Mill gas station, robbed

by: Tenikka Smith Updated:


FORT MILL, S.C. - Police are hoping surveillance video will help them track down two men who kidnapped a paper delivery man from a Fort Mill gas station, then robbed him.

The victim, who did not want to be identified, said he stopped at the Love’s Truck Stop on Sutton Road about 4 a.m. Wednesday.  

As he walked into the store, he said, two men asked him for a ride to Lancaster. The victim declined, but when he came out of the store and got back into his car, the men forced their way inside at gunpoint, he said.

The victim said the armed men told him to drive to Lancaster. 

At some point during the drive, he was told to get off the highway and stop at a house, the victim said, where the men forced him inside a home,  made him strip naked and robbed him. 

Once the men realized the victim only had about $13, the victim said he was hit in the head with a gun and knocked to the ground. The victim said the men pointed the gun to his face and threatened to kill him.

The victim said he begged the men who kidnapped him for his life, telling them he had a young son at home. They finally let him go. 

The victim drove to a nearby gas station for help. 

Fort Mill police are now searching for the kidnappers and working to determine exactly where the victim was taken. 

Love’s corporate office has turned over surveillance video from the store in an effort to help police identify the suspects. 

Police are warning people who frequent any businesses or work overnight to be on alert until the suspects are caught.