Category: kidnapping

After his daughter’s killer went on the run, a 76-year-old hired two men to find, kidnap and turn him over to the authorities. The dad then received a one-year suspended sentence for kidnapping.

Benjamin Lay, an 18th Century Quaker abolitionist, once kidnapped the child of slaveholders temporarily to show them how Africans felt when their relatives were sold overseas.

Theo Albrecht, co-founder of the discount store Aldi, negotiated his own ransom when he was kidnapped and held for 17 days. He later won tax relief on the ransom payment claiming it was a business expense.

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Lottery winners in Australia can choose to remain anonymous after an eight-year-old was kidnapped for ransom then murdered after his father won a lottery in 1960.

A 12 year old French boy faked his own kidnapping, going so far as to lie to police, saying he was taken by a cheek-scarred villain, all so that he wouldn’t have to go to the dentist.

When 16 year old John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in 1973, his billionaire grandfather refused to pay $17 million ransom. After the kidnappers mailed Getty’s ear to a newspaper, his grandfather only agreed to pay $2.2 million because that was the maximum amount that was tax deductible.

He loaned an additional $700,000 to his son (the kidnapped kid’s father) under the conditions that he would repay him with 4% interest. Talk about an awesome grandpa, right?

A man once staged a kidnapping of himself in front of his wife just so that he could go out the whole night and party with his friends. source

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