Police: pot shop co-owner tortured by partner

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Police say the co-owner of a shuttered Riverside marijuana dispensary was kidnapped for three days and tortured by his former business associates.

The Riverside Press Enterprise reported Thursday that the victim met with his business partner and supplier last week to settle debts.

Sgt. Dan Russell says the supplier and one of the co-owners overpowered the victim, who police declined to identify. The man was allegedly kidnapped, burned, assaulted with a stun gun and tied up on June 13.

The kidnappers didn't seek ransom, but told the victim his family would be killed if he involved the authorities.

He was able to free himself and call police three days later.

Police have arrested 29-year-old supplier Joshua Richard Andro and 32-year-old co-owner David Pomee on suspicion of the crimes.