Man Who Was Left For Dead Shows His Injuries
THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) ― A woman has been arrested for attempted murder and kidnapping after a man responded to her ad on Craigslist. Investigators say she lured him with the promise of a dog kennel.
The victim, who wanted to remain anonymous, left Michelle Huddleston's house beaten and later dumped in a snow bank. Now the 39-year-old will help police build a case against her and help identify his other attackers.
The victim suffered major bruising around his eyes and on his ribs.
The victim said he had found his dog on Craigslist and had success, so he now wanted a kennel and responded to Huddleston's ad. He said he and Huddleston met three times before she invited him to her Thornton mobile home. Once inside, a man jumped out of the closet and beat the victim, then tied him up in the shower and beat him some more.
Eventually three men put a bag on his head and drove him to Coal Creek Canyon.
"I didn't think I was going to make it, especially when they started driving up the road," the victim said. "I could tell it was a mountain road because of all the switchbacks and stuff like that."
He was dumped on the side of the road near mile marker 22. After trying to get someone's attention, Colorado Department of Transportation driver Chris Brewer stopped to help.
"He was bleeding pretty bad, his face was cut up," Brewer said.
The victim's 1998 green Subaru had been missing, but was recently found by Thornton police near 104th and Zuni.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says Huddleston has a lengthy criminal record that includes felony theft, identity theft, forgery and prostitution.
Thornton police say they are still working to identity additional suspects in this case.