A California couple was arrested yesterday, the San Jose Mercury News reports, after a teen they’re accused of kidnapping stumbled into a gym, bloodied and burned, and asked employees to hide him. The 16-year-old also said he’d been tortured; police say he went missing from a Sacramento foster home last year.
Eyewitnesses at the Tracy fitness center—70 miles south of the state capital—say the boy had cuts on his back and was covered in soot, feces, and urine. The jailed duo, who live in the same town, are suspected of kidnapping, torture, false imprisonment and child abuse, the San Francisco Chronicle adds. A third suspect is being sought.