It Was Snowing That Night: Part 2
When he was brought back to the closet, the attackers told the victims they were going to ATM machines to withdraw funds. The victims were allowed out of the closet and told to get their car keys. In their confusion, Hetland, H.G., and Mills were unable to find them. Angered, the captors threatened to "pop" someone unless they located their keys.
Bradford found the keys to his silver Dodge Dakota truck atop the entertainment center in his room.
H.G. was able to see the intruders more clearly. The taller man wore a black coat she thought was made of leather. He also had black leather gloves on his hands. The shorter man had what she called "poofy" hair styled in clumps.
Bradford was ordered to dress and accompany the taller man while the shorter guarded the other four.
The captor staying behind directed H.G. onto the floor, on all fours, and ordered her to prepare herself for sex. She complied, masturbating to try to get her vagina lubricated.
In the meantime, H.G. heard the intruder unzipping his pants and saw his gun lying about two feet away from her.
Her hand itched to grab it but she feared she would not be quick enough to get it before he could. Having little experience with firearms, she was uncertain she would even be able to shoot it. She thought he might take it away from her and kill her right then so she did not take the chance. H.G. had made up her mind that no matter what humiliations she had to endure, she was going to survive this ordeal if it was at all possible.
The captor then pulled out his erect penis from his pants and penetrated H.G.'s lubrificated vagina, forcing her to have sex for about five minutes. Then he took her back to the closet and brought Mills out of it. The captives obeyed the order not to talk but Sarig could not help weeping as he heard Mills's moans while she too was forced to have sex with the intruder.
The taller man returned to the house with Bradford in tow. Bradford was ordered to strip again. In the closet, for the first time, a tearful Sarig disobeyed the order not to speak to his fellow victims. He whispered to Hetland: "Do you think they're going to kill us?" Hetland did not respond.
Hetland was allowed to dress, then taken from the home.
When he was brought back, the taller man opened the closet door and asked, "Who's next?"
H.G. stood up. Sarig said, "No, I'll go." But he sat down when H.G. continued making preparations for her trip. She was not permitted to get fully dressed as the men had been but was allowed to put on only a sweatshirt. She walked into the freezing night naked from the waist down, her bare feet in the snow.
The kidnapper escorted her to Bradford's truck. Without speaking, he waved a gloved hand at the driver's side door to indicate that she should drive. She backed the truck out of the icy driveway and turned towards 127th Street.
He asked her what his crime partner had done with her and she said he had forced her to have sex with him.
The captor laughed. "Did you like it?" he asked.
"Yes," the victim replied, hoping not to anger him.
He asked if she had ever been with a black man before and H.G. said she had not. Then he asked if his partner was "better" than her boyfriend was. Again she said, "yes."
Did she like being with a girl? He wanted to know.
"No," she replied.
"Baby, that's all right," he said, "you ain't got to lie to me."
H.G. drove without speaking, then blurted out, "Are you going to shoot us?"
"No," he replied.
"You know," a desperate H.G. continued, "you can have whatever you want. Please don't hurt us. Do you promise you're not going to shoot us or kill us?"
"Yeah," he said.
She stopped the truck in front of a drive-up ATM machine then rolled the window down on her side of the vehicle and started to use her card to withdraw money. The man put his gloved hand on her vagina and rubbed. Startled, H.G. fell against the window. When she recovered her balance, she handed him the money.
Then she drove in silence while he channel surfed the radio.
Sometime during the trip, he told H.G. he wished the two had met under different circumstances. He said she was cute and he thought the two of them would have hit it off.
"Yeah, me too," she said.
He swore when asking her what she meant.
"Well, I'm not really having a good time," she explained honestly.
H.G. parked the truck in the driveway at 12727 Birchwood Dr. The pair walked back into the house. He ordered Sarig to accompany him.
Mills was sitting on the floor by the wet bar area. She was the only one of the victims who would not be taken to an ATM that night. H.G. did not make eye contact with Mills but remembered her as looking "spaced out, shocked."
After the shorter captor walked H.G. to the closet and put her in with Hetland and Bradford, he shut the door on the three.
"What is Weller's?" he asked Mills.
"It's whiskey," she replied.
There were the sounds of a drink being made. The closet door opened and the intruder asked if anyone wanted a drink. All three said they did not. He had found a muzzle for Nikki in her basket under the sink and threw that in the closet. H.G. put it on her dog as he shut the closet door.
There were sounds like a jug full of change being shaken. The captor asked, "Whose is this?"
Mills told him it was probably H.G.'s but "she doesn't know about it yet."
It was the diamond ring with which Bradford had planned to surprise her.
Eventually Sarig and the other captor returned to the home.
The taller captor summoned H.G. from the closet and took her to the dining room. He noticed her earrings. "What are those?" he asked.
"They're fake," she said. "You know, you can have them if you want them." She pulled them off her ears.
"No, I don't want them," he replied.
She left the earrings on top of a stack of boxes containing Christmas decorations.
Then he said something she could not remember but that scared her, causing her to jerk.
"Relax," he said. "We're not going to shoot you yet."
Terror seized her at this betrayal of the promise of not shooting them at all.
He ordered her to get down on all fours and he got on his knees just behind her. He then pushed his erect penis into H.G.'s vagina and began to move in and out of her. After few minutes, the captor grabbed the back of H.G., pulled her up, turned her around, and ejaculated into her mouth.
The intruder ordered H.G. to swallow his semen and she complied.
After that, the man made H.G. accompany him to the bathroom where she saw Mills on all fours penetrated from behind by the other capto. "Hold on," the intruder in the bathroom said, "I'm not done."
When he was "done," he indicated with a motion that H.G. should come into the bathroom with him. Then he forced H.G. onto the floor and penetrated her again from the rear.
For the first time, H.G. noticed that the shorter man was wearing a black leather jacket, an orange and black FUBU sweater, jeans, and tan hiking boots.
After the intruder had withdrawn his penis from H.G.'s vagina, she thought he might have removed a condom although she never saw it but only heard him flush the toilet.
Then the women were directed to exit the bathroom and go to the area of the wet bar and sit on the floor. The invaders spoke softly between themselves. The taller man went downstairs, then came back up. The two whispered again and H.G. made out the words "big screen."
The captors ordered Mills and H.G., both of whom were shoeless and naked below the waist, to leave the house for the garage. There they were told to get into the trunk of Sarig's Honda Accord. The nude male victims were brought out and also ordered into the small trunk but not all five would fit. The attackers told the men to get into the trunk and the women into the back seat of the car.
Mills looked at H.G. and said, "I wonder how long they can last in a trunk."
The garage door opened and the criminals talked with each other. The taller man told H.G. to get out of Sarig's car and accompany him to Bradford's truck. The shorter man got into the driver's seat of Sarig's vehicle.
After the taller kidnapper had been driving for awhile, H.G. asked him where they were going.
He replied that they wanted to drop the victims off away from either the attackers' car or their own cars. Eventually both kidnappers parked in a snow covered soccer field.
The trunk of the Honda Accord was opened. Bradford, Sarig, and Hetland were told to kneel in front of the car.
Panicked, H.G. looked at Mills and cried, "They're going to shoot us!"
Both women were commanded to kneel beside the men.
A gun fired and Sarig begged, "Please, no, sir, please!"
The gun fired again and H.G. felt a bullet slam into her head. She remembered that her mind "went kind of gray with white like stars" but she was not knocked unconscious.
Someone kicked her from behind and she fell forward. She lay in the snow, pretending to be dead in the hope that they would not hurt her anymore.
The truck started and ran over the victims. H.G. suffered its terrible impact but still did not lose consciousness. Then she heard the truck start yet again and believed from the way the sound traveled that it was leaving the area. She turned her head slightly and saw that she was correct.
Still lying in the snow, the wounded woman called out the names of her lover and her friends. "Jason? Heather? Aaron? Brad?"
No one answered.