The woman told investigators that her boyfriend, along with Robert Wayne “No Nose” Gardner, 47, and Robert Paul McCabe, 38, a man who had been doing work around the couple’s house, kidnapped her from the garage on a Saturday morning. They used duct tape and handcuffs to restrain her. After being shot in the face Gardner was left permanently disfigured, and is his own walking version of ‘caption this picture’ and constantly confused with The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
The woman was driven across the border, and when she was crying at one point, one of the men stomped on her head, Greco said.
The men threatened to kill her, Greco said, but instead beat her up and dumped her near a Rosarito Beach motel.
Apparently, Greco said, the woman was able to connect with the Mexican federal police, who gave her a ride to the border, and there she persuaded a taxi driver to take her to Lake Elsinore.
When the woman got home, she confronted Turk.
“She made him write a check for the cab,” Greco said. Turk then left for his ex-wife’s house in Redondo Beach, where a birthday party for one of his children was planned.
The next day, the girlfriend reported the incident to police, and investigators arrested Turk at the party, Greco said. McCabe and Gardner were also arrested Aug. 27.
McCabe confessed, Greco said, but Gardner denied kidnapping and beating the woman, saying they were all drinking at the beach in Mexico together and just left her there.
Both men have pleaded not guilty to all charges, court records show.
Turk’s arraignment is scheduled for next week.
Neighbors told investigators that they heard a lot of noise coming from the house the morning of the abduction. When a neighbor later asked Turk about his girlfriend, Greco said, “He said he got rid of her in Mexico, and that she wouldn’t be coming back.”
Turk posted $50,000 bond and was released Aug. 27, jail records show. McCabe and Gardner were still in jail Monday.
I have seen a lot of mug shot pictures in my life, but this one is far and away the most frightening. Before the internet, this guy could have made a living at sideshows and carnivals starring as ***face or something equally clever. This whole story seems like a funny episode of Earl, so I keep expecting to see a commercial for it.
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