Lakewood, NJ - Couple Held On More Than 1M Bond Accused Of Beating Brooklyn Man
Lakewood, NJ - A local couple were arrested after police say they kidnapped a man and beat him before dropping him off in New York.
David Wax, 48, and Judy Wax, 46, both of Somerset Avenue, here, were charged with kidnapping. David Wax was also charged with criminal restraint, luring, aggravated assault, theft and robbery, and Judy Wax was charged with conspiracy.
Sometime after 9 p.m. Saturday, David and Judy Wax handcuffed Yisrael Bryskman, 36, and moved him into a room at their home on Somerset Avenue before beating him and ordering him to call his family and demand money, according to Lt. William Addison.
Bryskman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was staying in Lakewood, and was seeking employment with the Waxes when they assaulted him, said Addison.
After being dropped off in Brooklyn, Bryskman went to the hospital and was treated for a broken nose, several cuts to his head and black eyes, according to Addison.
He went to Lakewood police headquarters and reported the incident to the watch commander around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, said Addison.
Bryskman’s Palm Pilot, thumb drive, hat, coat and $200 to $300 in cash were stolen. Police don’t believe the Waxes received any money from Bryskman’s family.
This case is being investigated by detectives Steven Wexler and Daniel Pworkoski.
Bail was set at $750,000 for David Wax and $400,000 for Judy Wax and both are being held at the Ocean County Jail in Toms River
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