Halloween actress and fellow actor kidnapped and tortured

Daisy McCrackin in Halloween: ResurrectionDaisy McCrackin, seen at left in the 2002 film Halloween: Resurrection, and actor Joey Capone, who played Jimmy in the 2014 film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, were at her Los Angeles home when two assailants grabbed them, pistol-whipped Capone with a semi-automatic firearm, put black hoods over their heads and dragged them to a waiting car, leaving a trail of blood behind.

Keith Andre Stewart and Johntae Jones have been apprehended and charged with the crime, during which Capone was driven to Jones’ house in Compton, where the actor was stripped naked, beaten, punched, kicked, and forced to remain in a bathtub for 30 hours without food.

A third defendant, Amber Neal, who was arrested on Monday, took McCrackin’s 2011 red Lexus and along with Jones, forced the actress to withdraw cash from a number of Bank of America locations, as well as forcing her to write a check for $10,000 in exchange for Capone’s release.

They drove McCrackin back to her home the next day, where she managed to escape and alert the authorities.

The three suspects are being held on a number of charges, including kidnapping, assault with a firearm, grand theft, conspiracy and possession for sale of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Neal and Jones are also charged with perjury after they told police the Lexus was “a gift” from McCrackin.

Neal’s arrest by the LAPD on June 2, 2018, which took place on a busy street, was filmed by a passerby, who was outraged that police drew guns on an unarmed woman. The Twitter user, named @x__ricardo, posted the video, which went viral. In response, the LAPD tweeted, “We are aware this video has raised concerns from the community. Although we are limited in what info we can release, we can confirm this individual was arrested on a felony kidnapping warrant & taken into custody without a use-of-force. She is being held on 1 million dollars bail.”

It’s not clear why it took over a year for the alleged criminals to be arrested for the kidnapping, which occured in May 2017.

According to the New York Post, Jones is also being held on $1 million bail, while Stewart, who is allegedly responsible for torturing Capone, is being held on $2 million bail. Each of the three suspects potentially face lifetime prison sentences if convicted.  ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Robin • July 4, 2018 @ 9:16 PM

    She wrote a check to the criminals and it still took the police a year to track them down? I’m sure the LAPD is a busy police force, but a year?

  2. Kevin • July 5, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

    How could the passerby possibly know the woman wasn’t armed or drug crazed. The police were only following procedures they were trained to do to keep the public safe. I suggest the passerby take reality management training.

  3. Debora • July 5, 2018 @ 2:10 PM

    Yes- a year! Unlike criminals the Police must follow the laws. Therefore it takes a long time for law enforcement to be able to do their job. There have been so many laws, regulations and rules placed on law enforcement to insure criminal rights that law enforcement has to be sure the case is essentially air tight and procedures are carefully followed before arrests are made. Otherwise the perpetrators of the crime walk and/or get off on technicalities. This is the price we pay when criminals have more rights than citizens.

  4. Tom • July 5, 2018 @ 7:29 PM

    It’s about time we started hiring brains to the police force instead of only brawn.

  5. Harriet • July 6, 2018 @ 12:04 AM

    I have no words about the story. Just all of you ass-wipes who take every forum to bash Police. Grow up ppl. Ffs

  6. Permafrost • July 6, 2018 @ 5:46 AM

    Criminals usually *are* citizens, & they dont have more rights, but the same rights as everyone else, which you better be thankful for. Dont think you’re above committing a crime, or performing an action that will be considered a crime someday. Regardless, every one has the right to die processing or else innocent ppl get punished for no reason. Good on the cops who do their jobs right and make sure they have the proper evidence before charging ppl they “know” are guilty.

  7. Dennis Walker • July 6, 2018 @ 12:52 PM

    So, you have nothing more to do than to record police to find fault. it’s funny that when a crime occurs including murder there never seem to be any witnesses, 10 people may see it but no one comes forward and then you cry “what are the police doing” take that camera and film the criminals “it would be easy to take a selfi” criminals will hurt you if you film them the police wont, next time you get mugged call a gang member not the police and see what it gets you. I support the police and always will, if you don’t like the police move to another country.

  8. Jeff • July 6, 2018 @ 3:58 PM

    Justice served… looks like drugs again playing a role no excuse do the crime do the time unfortunately happens all the time anymore our laws suck thats all Im gonna say … lets go ahead and legalize marijuana, SMART! next will be cocaine, heroin … this country is falling apart …. its coming if they can find a way to tax it make it legal it will happen and one day it will- just hope Im way gone by then, sad but true.

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