Gilbert teen held captive in Pennsylvania home escapes

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FARRELL, Pa. -- Police in western Pennsylvania are trying to
figure out why an 18-year-old Arizona man was hogtied naked with
duct tape in a rented house for four days before escaping last

Southwester Mercer County Regional Police say Patrick Mendoza,
of Gilbert, Ariz. escaped from a rented home in Farrell on Friday.
Police say Mendoza chewed through a plastic bag over his head and
smashed a window with his head so his shouts for help could be

Police say Mendoza was released from a Pittsburgh hospital
Monday, and they've been interviewing him to determine why he was
held captive. Police are still investigating Mendoza's connection
to the residents of the home, who have not been charged.

Farrell is along the Ohio border, about 60 miles northwest of

Information from: The Herald

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