Jump seats in the back of a station wagon used to be pretty common. I grew up facing backwards out of the window of a Ford Country Squire, for example, and these sorts of seating setups were common in all sorts of cars, even diminutive ones like the Saab 95. If just a few more people remembered these wonderful seats,…
Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck was rescued Sunday after being reportedly abducted at knife-point in Brazil for a ransom of $37.5 million. Police have arrested two of the kidnappers and have now reportedly detained a helicopter pilot close to Ecclestone.
The bizarre and terrifying saga of the kidnapping of Aparecida Schunck, the mother-in-law of Formula One impresario Bernie Ecclestone, apparently came to an end on Sunday thanks to a daring police operation in Sao Paulo. Schunck was rescued by officers without the massive $37 million ransom being paid, according to…
Formula One head honcho Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has been at the mercy of kidnappers for more than a week, and Brazilian police now reportedly believe the kidnappers to be an organized European gang. The gang had been “meticulously planning” the $36.5 million kidnapping for months, according to reports.
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.
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…