|July 29, 2012
An NYPD detective was suspended without pay after cops found a bound man being held for ransom in the garage of the officer’s Queens home, law enforcement sources said Saturday.
Veteran cop Ondre Johnson, 45, was taken into custody outside his Springfield Gardens home at about 3 p.m. Friday after the major case squad was tipped off about the kidnapped man and the demand for $75,000 ransom, the sources said.
According to police, the 25-year-old victim was kidnapped in front of his Cambria Heights home early Friday morning. Cops said that Jason Hutson pulled a gun and told the victim, “Don’t try anything funny or I’ll shoot you.”
Another accomplice then put a T-shirt over the victim’s head, tossed him into an SUV and took him to the garage behind the NYPD officer’s house, where they bound his hands with zip ties and his feet with rope.