The parents of a 15-year-old girl from California were arrested for hate crimes after allegedly abusing, abducting, and threatening racist insults with a teenager they'd found in their teenage girl's bedroom.
San Bruno Police said the girl's biological father, Luisandor Suarez, 49, from San Francisco, her mother, Haydee Arguello, 46, and stepfather, Wilfredo Amaya, 46, both from San Bruno, California, the 17-year-old boy .
The incident allegedly happened on Thursday at 2.30 a.m., lasted 30 minutes and involved a deadly weapon, according to ABC 7.
The three were arrested after allegedly attacking, threatening and abducting a 17-year-old black boy who was found in the bedroom of their 15-year-old daughter (photo) early on Thursday morning. Suarez and Arguello are her biological parents, Amaya is her stepfather
& # 39; These family members eventually restricted the victim with a rope. Hold him against his will, attacked him several times and even threatened to kill him & # 39 ;, said Lieutenant Ryan Johansen of the San Bruno police in a Facebook post.
Police said the teenage boy was then released and walked away from the house. He was then treated in a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime because the boy reported that Suarez, Arguello, and Amaya were yelling at him with multiple racist remarks and he believed his race was a motivating factor in the attack, & Johansen said.
The teenage boy is African-American and the girl's family is of Spanish descent.
The older sisters of the teenage girl contest the allegations that their parents attacked the boy for racial reasons and claimed that the incident was actually a matter of self-defense.
The teen's older sisters said that Arugello (left) and Amaya (right) acted in self-defense and were surprised to find the boy in the teenage girl's room
It is said that Suarez arrived at the teenage girl's house shortly after the teenage boy was found
The teenage sisters, Belkys Gomez (left) and Katherine Gomez (right), denied the claim that the three parents involved in the incident hurt the teenage boy and the incident was a hate crime
& # 39; They were so scared because they found someone in the cupboard, & # 39; Belkys Gomez told ABC 7. They jumped because everyone was asleep and this man started kicking my stepfather and tried to kill him. & # 39;
Katherine Gomez, meanwhile, said the teenage boy hit her mother, Arguello, and that her stepfather, Amaya, & of course, does not let anyone beat his wife & # 39 ;.
Katherine said her parents then tried to stop him and behave very violently, so they grabbed a rope to tie him up and ask why he was in the house.
The sisters said their parents did not hurt the teenage boy and that the allegations of hate crimes were not true at all & # 39; to be.
A neighbor told the news station that she heard a boy screaming in pain the moment the incident occurred.
Johansen told it San Francisco Chronicle that both teenagers & # 39; physically, I think they'll be fine & # 39; but noted that & # 39; emotionally, I think there are many scars & # 39 ;.
Suarez, Arguello and Amaya were arrested and accused of committing a hate crime, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats on Friday.
Their 15-year-old daughter is now in custody at Child Protective Services.
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