Froyo Shop Owner Accused of Kidnapping

Froyo Shop Owner Accused of Kidnapping
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The owner of a local frozen yogurt shop is accused of luring an employee into a storage room, knocking her unconscious, removing all her clothes and then stuffing her into a soundproof box early last Wednesday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the woman said she woke up face down wearing only an adult diaper and a collar but managed to undo the tape that bound her and escape to a nearby optometrists's office, where the police were called. Robert Yanchen Lee, the 37 year-old owner of O' My Yogurt in Alhambra, was apprehended by noon that day.

Lee faces charges of kidnapping to commit rape and first-degree murder. Prosecutors say they believe the kidnapping was planned, as the storage room was only recently soundproofed. Bail is $10 million.

The Yelp page for O' My Yogurt has already been hit with a wave of kidnap-related reviews. "Customer service here sucks!! I couldn't hear what the employee has to say from within the stock room," writes Vinny G. of San Bruno.

Taiwanese news video producer Next Media Animation TV has also created an animated recreation of the kidnapping:

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