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Teen holds group at Kannapolis home at gunpoint in bizarre incident

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Tiger Mysayakhom

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By Shavonne Walker
shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

KANNAPOLIS — A China Grove teen remains in the county jail today after a bizarre incident at a Kannapolis home where he held several people inside at gunpoint and assaulted one person.

Tiger Mysayakhom was charged with first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree kidnapping, both of which are felonies.

Rowan deputies responded to 206 Cedar Brook Drive around 10 p.m. Wednesday after someone attempted to call 911 and then quickly ended the call. When officers arrived, one man waved them toward the house.

They encountered an elderly woman sitting on the front porch. Several people inside said Tiger Suriya Mysayakhom, 18, pointed a black handgun at them. One of the victims, Alexander Acosta, told the deputy he was forced to the floor at gunpoint where he was kicked in the ribs by Mysayakhom.

Officials say Mysayakhom forced another man, Christian Bost, at gunpoint to choke Alexander Acosta.

According to authorities Bost didn’t actually choke Acosta. Acosta did however fake passing out. Another person in the house told officials they heard the commotion and saw Mysayakhom force Acosta to the floor and kick him.

Deputies learned the 911 call came from a Cayla Simpson, who was in the home and also heard the ruckus. She announced to the group she’d called 911 and law enforcement was on the way.

Officials say at that point, Mysayakhom ran out of the residence, but showed up after deputies arrived. Deputies were gathering statements from everyone who was in the house when Mysayakhom knocked on the front door.

He initially denied the incident, but admitted he had brandished a weapon. The gun was determined to be a Crosman PFM 16 BB gun that was found hidden near a well in the front yard. The BB gun was not loaded, but did have a compressed gas cartridge inside.

He told deputies he wanted the gun to “seem real.”

A warrant said Mysayakhom was at the home for the purpose of terrorizing Alexander Acosta, who lived at the Kannapolis home.

Mysayakhom remains in the Rowan County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

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