Heavy Metal Band Accused of Kidnapping

Decapitated has had to put their American tour on hold
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2017 9:47 AM CDT

The members of a Polish death metal band who were scheduled to play a show in Mesa, Ariz., last night instead found themselves in a Los Angeles County Jail cell. All four members of Decapitated were arrested early Saturday morning after their Friday night concert in Santa Ana, Calif., on suspicion of kidnapping a woman following their Aug. 31 show in Spokane, Wash., the Spokesman-Review reports. The woman told police the four men kidnapped her after she attended their show at the Pit concert hall in downtown Spokane as part of their "Double Homicide" tour. The four men, all Polish nationals, are now awaiting extradition back to Spokane.

But a Spokane-based defense attorney hired by the band says there is "another side" to the story. "We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit the band of her own free will and left on good terms," says Steve Graham. He also says the members of Decapitated have offered to surrender to Spokane authorities but have yet to hear back. The band's accuser has not been identified, and the police have not said where she was taken during the alleged kidnapping, the New York Daily News reports. According to the band's Web site, Decapitated was scheduled to perform in El Paso, Texas, tonight and Albuquerque, NM, tomorrow. (More heavy metal stories.)

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