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Jail time for a 21-year-old man who went on a violent crime spree high on magic mushrooms, kidnapping a man at knifepoint in Tokoroa
A drug-fuelled violent crime spree in Tokoroa, New Zealand, has landed a young man in jail.
Jeddediah Sorenson has been convicted of kidnapping, supplying methamphetamine and one count of aggravated robbery.
The 21-year-old had used magic mushrooms before he kidnapped another man in June this year for not giving him money to secure a drug deal.
Holding a knife to the victim's throat, he threatened to cut off his fingers and kill his family.
The victim escaped when Sorenson stopped to get petrol.
Judge Joanna Maze sentenced him to three years and four months for the aggravated robbery and kidnapping and 12 months for the drugs charge, to be served concurrently.