CRIME
11/16/2011 04:06 pm ET

San Luis Obispo Police Say Abducted Man Survived Burning, Beating, And Stabbing

A 27-year-old California man abducted and held hostage in a trailer survived three days of beating, burning, and stabbing before making an escape to report his captors to police, according to officials.

San Luis Obispo authorities arrested two suspects who they believe are responsible for the Central California kidnapping and torture incident, according to a statement from the police department.

"A man alleged that he had just escaped from his abductors, had been beaten for several days, and was calling from another location for help," said San Luis Obispo County spokesperson Rob Bryn, according to KCOY.

Earlier this week, San Luis Obispo police officials arrested Daniel Andrew Zeller and Phillip Clyde Williams, who allegedly locked their victim in a trailer for three days during which they burned him with a blowtorch, beat him with a hammer, and stabbed him with a fork.

Authorities say they detained Williams, 44, when he returned to the scene on Saturday, while Zeller, 42, was taken into custody on Monday.

"It was very much like a scene from the movie 'Deliverance.' It’s just a desolate, horrible area. I mean, where else do you take a blow torch to someone's skin," Bryn told The New York Daily News.

Bryn added that police believe the victim "was known to the suspect," KCOY reports.

Both suspects are charged with torture and false imprisonment.

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