LOS ANGELES—Authorities say two men were so desperate to catch a performance at a suburban LA strip club, they kidnapped a man and forced him to drive them there.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( http://lat.ms/Y1mmwB) that Miguel Ortiz and Sergio Maldonado were arrested as they sat in the audience of the gentlemen's club in Hawthorne early Wednesday.

Los Angeles Sheriff's Capt. Eli Vera says the incident unfolded when two men on foot approached a man standing in front of a house around midnight and demanded he give them a ride.

Fearing they were gang members, he agreed. Vera says the suspects made him stop at several locations before ending up at the strip club, where they allegedly robbed and released him before entering.

Vera says the men are suspected gang members.


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