Footage of the victim being taunted, physically assaulted and made to drink out of a toilet was streamed live on Facebook by one of the teens. Police said the victim has special needs and was hospitalized after the ordeal and later released.
Two men and two women, all black and believed to all be aged 18, were taken into custody by Chicago Police on Wednesday after authorities were made aware of the 30-minutes social media video that was streamed live.
Someone can be heard in the footage yelling 'f*** Donald Trump. F*** white people'.
Special needs kidnapping victim forced to drink toilet water. pic.twitter.com/RhMPOYuMz5— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) January 5, 2017
Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin said the victim was an acquaintance of one of the offenders and they had attended school together, according to The Daily Mail.
'Apparently, they met out in the suburbs. These subjects then stole a van out in the suburbs and then brought him into Chicago,' he said.
'It is quite possible it is a kidnapping. (The victim) is traumatized by the incident and it is a little tough to communicate with him.'
He was held hostage for at least 24 hours and as long as 48 hours.