Chinese Workers Take American CEO Hostage

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Angry workers hold Florida executive captive over unpaid salary

By Arturo Garcia Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:46 EDT
Chip Starnes (L) held in Beijing factory by disgruntled workers. [CBS News]

“The owner of a Florida-based medical supply company has been trapped inside his company’s factory in China by a group of about 80 angry workers, though they deny mistreating him physically.

“We women can’t hold the boss hostage,” one employee, Gao Ping, told CBS News. “We’re negotiating. He didn’t pay us wages.”

But their employer, 42-year-old Chip Starnes, said employees have deprived him of sleep since first taking him captive on June 21 and blocked him from leaving the Specialty Medical Supplies facility in Beijing. He also denied owing his captors two months’ worth of salary and severance packages after laying about 30 employees off.

“They’re kind of holding me in a cage like an animal,” Starnes shouted from behind a window to a reporter.”

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