ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An Albany landlord is facing charges, accused of kidnapping tenants he couldn’t evict due to the pandemic.
Shawn Douglas is now out on bail.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women In Violation Of State And Federal Law, AG Investigation Finds
His tenants tell police they were abducted early Sunday morning at gunpoint, restrained with zip ties and covered with pillowcases.READ MORE: Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Gillibrand And Many More Call On Cuomo To Resign
They say Douglas then dumped them at a cemetery 30 miles away in Ghent.
“He’s lucky they came out of that alive. They could have froze to death out there, whatever the case may be,” Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said. “You have to be tolerant. There is a process. I didn’t invent it, so don’t call down here to the sheriff’s office screaming and yelling like everybody has been for the last 12 months.”MORE NEWS: NYC To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Dining, Fitness And Entertainment
That ban on evictions remains in place until May 1.