A Kansas City man was charged Tuesday with pistol-whipping a man in Sugar Creek and threatening to set the man and his roommate on fire.
Jackson County prosecutors charged 27-year-old Tyler S. Daleo with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and two counts of armed criminal action.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon in the 100 block of South Ralston Street.
The victim told police that he had spent Saturday night with a woman who called Monday and asked if she could come to his house.
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A short time later when the man answered a knock at his door, a gunman forced his way in and began beating and kicking him, he told police.
The intruder tied his hands behind his back, poured liquid on his clothing and threatened to set him on fire. When the resident’s roommate came out of his room, the intruder tied his hands and also doused him with the liquid.
When the woman with the intruder yelled, “Stop,” the intruder allegedly answered, “No, they’re dead,” according to court documents.
But he and the woman then left.
A witness got the license plate number of the car they were driving. Daleo was later arrested in Grandview.