Police Looking For Three Suspects In Alleged Abduction Of The Calling’s Alex Band
So seriously, that detectives are currently conducting interviews with potential witnesses, according to a press release obtained by Celebuzz.
Band reportedly told officers descriptions of three men, who they are on the lookout for, and one of whom was carrying a gun.
Suspect No. 1 has been described as a 30-year-old white male wearing a backward camouflage-colored baseball cap, scruffy beard and armed with a gun.
The 32-year-old singer described a second alleged abductor as a 6-foot, 4-inch white male who was “very polite and apologetic,” while suspect No. 3 had a darker complexion and drove the vehicle.
In the bizarre crime, Band was allegedly abducted, robbed and beaten on Aug. 18 when he was forced into a blue mini van between 3 and 4 a.m. before being left on the side of a local road. He was treated at a local hospital when a bandmate found him.
A statement released Monday by his rep tried to explain the circumstances surrounding the incident: “After a heavily attended Lapeer Days Festival the singer was abducted after the show during a trip to the local mini-mart. Alex was grabbed by his shirt and hit from behind and lost his footing. He was beaten with a police baton with a gun pointed to his face demanding Band’s ‘Hollywood money.’
“After Band fought back he was cornered in the van with gun to his face and Band told the assailants, ‘Don’t kill me as I am about to be a dad.’ After more beating the assailants responded with, ‘We don’t kill fathers’ and then left him for dead at a local railroad track in Lapeer,” the statement continues. “Band was left with a fractured lower spine, 15 stitches to lower chin, three broken teeth and is bruised on his side and stomach from the baton beating.”
“I never thought my unborn child would be my savior,” Band said. “I am grateful to be alive and I know that I am destined for bringing my music back to my fans.”
He also responded to rumors the alleged crime is drug related and a possible publicity stunt.
The Calling made it big in the early 2000s with their mega-hit “Wherever You Will Go.”
“I take my rehabilitation very seriously,” he said. “I was near death due to this unbelievable situation and the rumors are categorically false and not a hoax as reported.”