SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A rural road with a weird name in Bullitt County was a crime scene Wednesday, after a woman reported finding a man who said he had been beaten and robbed and left in the street.
Deputies from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office were sent to Weird Road just after 8 a.m. Wednesday. That's where they found the victim, who said he had been beaten and robbed.
The sheriff's office said after investigating, deputies discovered that the victim was allegedly robbed in Louisville, so the case was turned over to Louisville Metro Police.
Melissa Rummage, who lives on Weird Road, said she found the man, who was tied up at the time, as she was taking her kids to school. "There was a man laying in the middle of the road. His legs were zip-tied, and his hands had been zip-tied too."
Rummage said the man told her and another neighbor that three men had beaten and robbed him at his home in Louisville, tied him up, threw him in the trunk of a car and left him in the road after driving to Bullitt County.
"He assumed that they thought he had just got a settlement, because his mom passed away," she said. "He said he didn't know the men, but he said they kept asking him, 'Where's the money? Where's the money?'"
So far LMPD has not released much little information during its ongoing investigation, but did mention that the victim was treated for injuries at University Hospital. When WDRB News arrived on scene Wednesday, LMPD was towing away a red car.
Weird Road is secluded in rural Bullitt County, but Rummage doesn't think it had anything to do with anyone who lives on the road. "They just kept driving and driving, I guess, until they found our road," she said. "Pulled up, got out of the vehicle and left him there in the trunk."
She said this was a situation completely out of the ordinary, and hopes it was isolated.
"I'm always, always worried about that, living that far off the road," Rummage said. "We've never had any problems before, and hopefully this was just a one-time thing."
If you have any information, you're asked to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
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