Couple Held After Tortured Boy Flees

Missing teen runs into Calif. gym chained, bruised
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 2, 2008 3:06 PM CST
The booking mug for Michael Schumacher, 34, is shown. Schumacher, and wife Kelly Layne Lau, 30, were arrested late yesterday for torture, among other charges.   (Tracy Police Department)
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(Newser) – 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.