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Mexican Teen Fakes Own Kidnapping, Gets Arrested

Mexican Teen Fakes Own Kidnapping, Gets Arrested

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VERACRUZ, Mexico) — Mexican police have arrested a teenager who faked her own kidnapping so that she could get money to go on vacations with her ex-boyfriend and four other friends.
Nineteen year-old Arely Soto actually wanted h…

Colorado Man Wanted in Son’s Kidnapping Arrested in Canada, Boy Safe

Colorado Man Wanted in Son’s Kidnapping Arrested in Canada, Boy Safe

Longmont Police Department(MANITOBA, Canada) — Luke Turner, a missing 3-year-old Colorado boy, was found safe in Manitoba, Canada, Sunday, as police arrested his father in connection with the alleged abduction.
Monty Turner, 51, was arrested Sunday af…

Kidnap Survivors Explain What Kept Them From Attempting to Escape

Kidnap Survivors Explain What Kept Them From Attempting to Escape

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As investigators work to piece together the last decade of the lives of three women held captive, one question many want to know is, was there ever a chance for Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Amanda Dejesus to esca…

‘Extreme Kidnapping’ Is No Risk-Free Thrill

‘Extreme Kidnapping’ Is No Risk-Free Thrill

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Being pulled out of a car at gunpoint by masked men while heavy metal music plays in the background would be a nightmarish experience for most people.

Not so for the increasing number of people who pay hundreds of dollars to experience it.

“It’s more or less a thrill entertainment of a kidnapping scenario,” said Shanel Hill, a professional abductor for the Detroit-based company called Extreme Kidnapping.

For about $500, you can get the four-hour “econo-kidnapping” package, or spend thousands of dollars for more deluxe packages that can run a full day.

“Some people come to us because they want to lose control,” Hill said.

The company’s founder, Adam Thick, says he was inspired to start the company nearly a decade ago by The Game, the 1997 movie starring Michael Douglas as a wealthy investment banker given the gift of a “game” that brings excitement into his life.

Law enforcement experts, however, say the excitement created by the all-too-real kidnappings could create real-life danger.

An alleged abduction in New York City made headlines earlier this month as police investigated whether the incident – in which a man with a plastic bag over his head and another wearing a mask forced a woman into a minivan at gunpoint – was a hoax staged to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It was.

“What you’ve done is create a situation where both the police, the victims and the fake bad guy could be harmed,” ABC News analyst and former FBI special agent Brad Garrett said.

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Missouri Police Find Kidnapped Toddler Harmony Blue Safe

Missouri Police Find Kidnapped Toddler Harmony Blue Safe

Amberalert.com(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) — Police in Springfield, Mo., said Saturday night they have found a 13-month-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert after she was abducted from a grocery store parking lot earlier in the day.Harmony Blue and he…

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage Suspect

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage Suspect

WDHN(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — Alabama police have an “open line of communication” with the retired Alabama trucker who took a 5-year-old autistic boy hostage from a school bus and was holding him in his underground bunker.”Through our communication, we’v…

Alabama Hostage Suspect Had Court Date Day After Kidnapping

Alabama Hostage Suspect Had Court Date Day After Kidnapping

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — The retired Alabama trucker who shot a school bus driver and is now holding a kindergarten student in an underground bunker was scheduled to be in court this past Wednesday to answer for allege…

Alleged Bus Driver Shooter Remains Holed Up with Boy in Ala. Bunker

Alleged Bus Driver Shooter Remains Holed Up with Boy in Ala. Bunker

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) — A 5-year-old boy, who police in Dale County, Ala., say was abducted by a man who killed a school bus driver, remains holed up with the suspected kidnapper in an underground bunker as of early Thu…

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Obtained by ABC(NEW YORK) — New Jersey State Police have released the 911 call of a teen who said she was abducted from her home in September by a 28-year-old black man.Kara Alongi, 16, sent an ominous tweet on Sept. 30, saying, “There is someone in m…

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Police Release 911 Call of NJ Teen Accused of Faking Kidnapping

Obtained by ABC(NEW YORK) — New Jersey State Police have released the 911 call of a teen who said she was abducted from her home in September by a 28-year-old black man.Kara Alongi, 16, sent an ominous tweet on Sept. 30, saying, “There is someone in m…

Texas Girl Allegedly Kidnapped by Mother Found Safe

Texas Girl Allegedly Kidnapped by Mother Found Safe

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — An 11-year-old Texas girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert after police said she was was abducted by her mother, has been found safe, and her mother is in custody.A Child Protective Services spokesperson in Tri…

Wyo. Kidnapping Suspect Confesses

Wyo. Kidnapping Suspect Confesses

CODY, Wyo. – A Montana man accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old Cody, Wyoming girl and sexually assaulting her last month has reportedly confessed, according to an affidavit. Jesse Paul Speer, 39, reportedly provided information to police that wasn’t previously known to outsiders, though he hasn’t made a guilty plea as of yet. Speer remains jailed […]

Al Qaeda Leader Promotes Kidnapping Foreigners

Al Qaeda Leader Promotes Kidnapping Foreigners

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The leader of al Qaeda, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, has called on Muslims to kidnap foreigners in exchange for imprisoned jihadists including Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, serving a life sentence in the U.S. for masterminding …

Murdered Barista Whitney Heichel Was Raped, Shot Several Times

Murdered Barista Whitney Heichel Was Raped, Shot Several Times

Clint Heichel(GRESHAM, Ore.) — The young Oregon barista Whitney Heichel. who vanished on her way to her job at a Starbucks, was sexually assaulted before she was shot “multiple” times, according to charges filed Monday against the man arrested in her …

Baby Gabriel’s Mother Used Him as a Pawn in Custody Battle, Said Prosecutors

Baby Gabriel’s Mother Used Him as a Pawn in Custody Battle, Said Prosecutors

Comstock/Thinkstock(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Nearly three years after 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson was reported missing in San Antonio, Texas, prosecutors say his mother used him as a pawn against his biological father because she was angry at him and wanted to…

Wyoming Kidnap Suspect Arrested; Samaritans Describe Rescue of Girl, 11

Wyoming Kidnap Suspect Arrested; Samaritans Describe Rescue of Girl, 11

Wyoming Criminal Intelligence Analysis Center(CODY, Wyo.) — A man charged with kidnapping and assaulting 11-year-old girl in Cody, Wyo., was arrested over the weekend in Montana. Police Monday gave new details on how the victim was able to make her wa…

Jessica Ridgeway Case: Police Look for Suspect in Two Near-Abductions

Jessica Ridgeway Case: Police Look for Suspect in Two Near-Abductions

Courtesy of the Ridgeway family(ARVADA, Colo.) — Police in Arvada, Colo., are looking for a man suspected of trying to abduct two children a few weeks before 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway’s killing to see whether there is a possible connection.In two r…

Obama’s Half-Brother Accused of Abducting Son

Obama’s Half-Brother Accused of Abducting Son

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NAIROBI, Kenya) — President Obama’s half brother, who has gained a reputation in Kenya as the family’s ne’er-do-well, is making headlines again.  George Obama, 30, is being sued by his girlfriend who cla…

Amber Alert Canceled After Kids Report Child Abduction Near NY School

Amber Alert Canceled After Kids Report Child Abduction Near NY School

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEWBURGH, N.Y.) — Police in Newburgh, N.Y., Thursday morning canceled an AMBER Alert issued 16 hours earlier after a group of children reported the abduction of a girl believed to be as young as 5.Authorities in Newburgh, which is …

Melissa Duran: Burned Car Led Police to Abducted Nevada Teen

Melissa Duran: Burned Car Led Police to Abducted Nevada Teen

ABC News(LAS VEGAS) — Authorities are investigating whether two men who are accused of kidnapping a Nevada teen and demanding a ransom have ties to the family’s landscaping business. A burned car found near Sunrise Mountain was traced to an address at…

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