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Midstate kidnap suspect: Victim is boyfriend, cites misunderstanding

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 27, 2017 11:18 AM
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(Columbia) -- A Lancaster County man charged with bursting into a home and forcibly removing another man says the alleged victim is his boyfriend and the whole thing a misunderstanding.

Thirty-year-old Dustin Wetten, of Enola, has been arranged and jailed on charges of burglary, kidnapping and unlawful restraint.

Columbia police say Wetten kicked in the door earlier Thursday and claimed to have a gun before forcing a 21-year-old man to go with him.

But he told reporters his boyfriend's grandmother doesn't like they fact that they're gay, and says they left together after an argument.

Wetten was arrested after police issued an alert for his car, calling him "armed and dangerous."

He remained in the Lancaster County jail without an attorney listed in court records Friday.

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