Brothers in Lemoore arrested for holding stepfather hostage for 5 days

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Lemoore Police said Steven and Michael Franco kept the 80-year-old from leaving his house. (KFSN)

Brothers from Lemoore are under arrest accused of holding their stepfather hostage for five days. Lemoore Police said Steven and Michael Franco kept the 80-year-old from leaving his house.

Investigators said the brothers assaulted him, threatened him, and took his phone away-- never ever letting him out of their sight.

Police said they let him leave the house Monday for a doctor's appointment and he went straight to the police department for help.

The Franco brothers face multiple charges including kidnapping, elder abuse, and criminal threats.

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