A 17 year old boy thought he was going to meet a girl he had chatted with on social media this morning. In reality, it turned into a completely different encounter, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
When the teen arrived at the assigned location at an apartment complex in the 13000 block of Blanco Rd, he was met by three men and three women in the apartment.
Police say they attacked the the lovelorn teenager, beating him with wires and fists, and holding him hostage inside the apartment.
They stole the 17 year old's Cadillac, wallet, even his shoes during the ordeal. One of the six produced a handgun.
When police arrived, the suspects retreated into the apartment and police had to negotiate over loudspeakers.
After an hour all six finally emerged. Police say they will be charged with offenses that match their invovlement in the crime.
The teenager was hospitalized for his injuries.