Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has reportedly been kidnapped in Brazil and held for a ransom demand of roughly $36.5 million, according to Brazilian magazine Veja.
A Houston car salesman had an unpleasant surprise on a routine test drive when he was reportedly beaten and stuffed into the trunk by customer interested in a five-finger discount on a Dodge Challenger.
The United States wanted Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai for a connection to the al-Qaeda bombings of multiple US embassies in East Africa in the 1990s and possibly to a planned attack on the Libyan embassy in 2012. Here is video of US commandos abducting him in almost exactly 75 seconds.
A mother of a 4-year-old in New Mexico chased down her child's abductor and rammed him with her car after a seven-mile pursuit, leading to the safe return of her daughter and the arrest of the suspect.
Let's face it: sooner or later, you're going to get abducted. It's a down economy, there's lots of increasingly desperate unemployed folks, and it's a more dignified way to meet new people than, say, Craigslist personals. So, yes, you'll probably get abducted, but that doesn't mean you have to like it.
I don't want to go out on a limb here and say that Jorge Mejia and his wife don't have a healthy level of communication in their relationship. That, or simple cowardice and stupidity, might explain why after crashing his Ford Focus (not pictured) on the way to a casino in Sonoma County, California he told the cops…