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Sheriff's office: Man who was forced to drive kidnappers intentionally gets pulled over
Twenty-two-year-old Kashaveeyah Bragdon of Tallahassee, 22-year-old Tsdekiel Sellers of Atlanta and 25-year-old Benyahveen Radcliffe of Buffalo allegedly traveled to Florida in order to rob a man boasting about his successful dog breeding business online. (Martin County Sheriff's Office)

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. (WKRC) - A Florida man's quick thinking may have helped save his life after he was reportedly kidnapped.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office says the victim is a dog breeder from Port St. Lucie who was boasting about his success online. Twenty-two-year-old Kashaveeyah Bragdon of Tallahassee, 22-year-old Tsdekiel Sellers of Atlanta and 25-year-old Benyahveen Radcliffe of Buffalo allegedly traveled to Florida to pose as interested buyers in order to rob the man.

The sheriff's office says when the three suspects arrived, they robbed and assaulted the victim and demanded he give them the cash he had bragged about. This lasted almost two days, with the group moving to various locations before Bragdon, Sellers and Radcliffe kidnapped the man and forced him to drive them to a different location.

The trip took them through Martin County along a highway where the sheriff's office said it had its Traveling Criminal response team posted. The victim saw a deputy and intentionally committed a traffic infraction in the hopes of being pulled over.

The deputy pulled over the victim, who later told law enforcement he was afraid of saying he had been kidnapped and was hoping a look of fear on his face was enough to tip off the deputy. The deputy was only going to give him a warning until the victim used a hand motion to convey he needed help. He was ordered to step away from the vehicle and he told the deputy he was in danger.

The suspects were arrested, and the sheriff's office contacted Port St. Lucie Police, who confirmed the victim's story.

When deputies searched the car, they found guns, knives and a large amount of cash. The men are now charged with unlicensed carry of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and providing a false name with the sheriff's office. Port St. Lucie Police also charged them with kidnapping, assault, home invasion, false imprisonment and witness tampering.

The men told deputies they are part of a group called the "Israelites," and they only traveled to Florida to hang out with some "b**ches." They are currently in the Martin County jail but will later be moved to the Port St. Lucie County jail.

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