Police: Man staged Tulsa abduction to avoid paying out of state drug dealers

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • An abandoned SUV was found Thursday afternoon in north Tulsa.
  • Officials said multiple shell casings were found around the vehicle. Neither a victim nor a suspect were found. 
  • Witnesses said they saw the driver forced into another SUV at gunpoint. Investigators said the vehicle is registered to an address outside Tulsa and hasn't been reported stolen.
  • Police later learned the scene was a staged abduction.
  • Gildardo Guillen was arrested.
  • WATCH FOX23 Hector Mejia's reports above.

 

Tulsa police said an abandoned SUV and bullet casings found Thursday afternoon were part of a staged kidnapping to avoid paying drug dealers.

Officials received calls about a shooting and the abandoned vehicle near the intersection of the North Sandusky Avenue and East Oklahoma Street.

When they arrived, they found a Cadillac Escalade with bullet holes in the engine compartment. Multiple shell casings littered the ground.

Detectives investigated and found evidence that a man was taken from the vehicle and "spirited away" in a Chevy Tahoe.

After an investigation that lasted through the night, police identified the alleged victim as 28-year-old Gildardo Guillen. He was spotted in Tahlequah, beaten up, around midnight. Someone only identified as "Porky" was believed to be the suspect in the alleged abduction.

Police later learned that the entire was staged by Guillen in order to avoid paying money owed to out-of-state drug dealers.

According to police, the plan fell apart when the boyfriend of a woman that Gullien was with happened upon the Escalade and opened fire. The shooting was not part of the plan.

Police located Guillen and arrested him for outstanding warrants. Police will request reimbursement for the money spent trying to locate him.


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