Over the weekend, singer Alex Band of the alternative rock group The Calling was reportedly abducted in a van, violently beaten and robbed in Michigan. The 32-year-old singer was apparently walking from his hotel in Lapeer to a mini-mart around 4 am Sunday morning when a van came up beside him and he was pulled in. Band was later dumped by nearby train tracks after being beaten and robbed. Police are investigating.
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TMZ broke this story. Here is an excerpt:
We're told ... during the stroll, a van pulled up alongside Alex and the people inside snatched the singer right off the street -- then proceeded to beat the crap out of him.
Eventually, sources say, the abductors dumped the badly beaten rocker on some nearby train tracks.
We're told ... another member of the band noticed 32-year-old Alex had gone missing later that morning and assembled a search party. The singer was discovered a short time later.
Alex survived the incident -- but his current condition is unclear.
This strange event has already been spreading around Twitter. Here are some reactions:
WHO IS FUCKIN' WITH ALEX BAND http://t.co/3dDBx60q1b
— amanda rae (@HayAmandaRae) August 19, 2013
whoa.... Alex Band of The Calling was kidnapped by dudes in a van? Sounds like it came from spy movie or something. http://t.co/wkidgfmbZT — Patrick Kennan (@xKENNANx) August 19, 2013
— Gil Ofarim (@GilOfarim) August 19, 2013
I really hope that Alex Band from The Calling is okay now. That was some horrible event. — Anna X (@AllAnchoredUp) August 19, 2013
Whoa! Alex Band of THE CALLING was abducted & beaten. Glad he survived & hope he recovers soon. ☆ #WhereverYouWillGo ♥
— MyDear Writer (@MyDearWriter) August 19, 2013