Yeah. They bound him and put him in a box.
It was suffocating.
The put the box into a truck and he was driven for hours.
They stopped once, opened the box and checked his bounds.
The fresh air was so welcome.
But they sealed the box again and continued to drive.
When the arrived the took him from the box, stripped him to the waist and strung him up.
There they videoed him being beaten.
When he was knocked out they tied him up and strung him up by his arms.
When he awoke, he was beaten again and again until the ransom was paid.
The friends were quiet. Fear pitted in their guts.
...one by one they were bound.
.., and all of them were put into one large crate where their journey to hell began.