Drunken man holds worker at gunpoint, Westlake police say

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WESTLAKE, Ohio- A Westlake man is charged with abduction after police say he held a worker at gunpoint.

Michael Testa (Photo courtesy: Westlake Police Department)

Michael Testa (Photo courtesy: Westlake Police Department)

The strange incident happened just before 4 p.m. Monday at a house on Walden Drive in Westlake.

The 22-year-old victim was working on a house next door to Michael Testa’s home. Testa called to the victim, then pulled out a gun and ordered him into his house, according to Westlake police.

The worker was held at gunpoint while Testa complained about the quality of his work. He soon let the man go.

Michael Testa's gun (Photo courtesy: Westlake Police Department)

Michael Testa’s gun (Photo courtesy: Westlake Police Department)

Officers responded to Testa’s house, setting up a perimeter and ordering him to come out. The 67-year-old was arrested without further incident.

Testa was charged with abduction, aggravated menacing and using weapons while intoxicated. Officers seized five handguns, six rifles and a shotgun from his home.

The victim was not harmed.

Testa appeared in court Tuesday morning. His bond was set at $10,000 and he was released.

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