ANAHEIM — An Anaheim man distraught over an impending foreclosure held four people hostage in his two-story home for about 30 minutes Wednesday morning, police said.
Walter Greene, 47, left the house with his hands raised, offering no resistance when police arrested him on suspicion of kidnaping and brandishing a firearm.
At about 10:30 a.m., a man who said he had been held in Greene's home at 5140 E. Greensboro Lane flagged down a police officer who was patrolling the Anaheim Hills area. The man said that three other people were being held in the house.
Before more police arrived, Greene allowed two other people, a male pest control worker and a female messenger, to leave the house about 10:50 a.m., witnesses said.