Over drinks with his alleged accomplice Saturday night, an off-duty Portland firefighter decided to “teach a lesson’’ to a man who he had learned reportedly burglarized the marijuana dispensary he owned, according to police, prosecutors and state records.
So Douglas L. Bourland, 46, and Hong Dieu Lee, 42, drove to downtown Portland to find the alleged burglar, located him outside Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where Lee pistol-whipped the man and forced him into the black Range Rover that Bourland was driving, a probable cause affidavit says.
Bourland, together with Lee and co-defendant Edward Sherman SImmons, 24, then took their abductee to a marijuana farm in Estacada, where they hid him in a storage container, deputy district attorney Kate Molina wrote in the affidavit filed in court Monday.
Friends of the man kidnapped, who saw him forced into the Range Rover outside the steak house, called the victim’s father to tell him his son had been abducted.
Meanwhile, an Uber driver had called police at 10:39 p.m. Saturday and reported seeing a man forced at gunpoint into a black Range Rover near Southwest Taylor Street and Broadway. The man being forced into the SUV unsuccessfully tried to brace himself against the door frame to avoid
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