Daniel Escobedo was driving to school when he stopped for what he thought was a security check at a roadblock in the Mexican city of Juarez , across the border from El Paso, Texas .
Worried about being late for class, he hurriedly handed his driver's license to the two uniformed men, who he thought were police officers.
Moments later, two dar....(more)
(added: Apr 24, 2008 at 07:23 am)
A woman who was taken on a bizarre, two-hour-long Uber ride through Los Angeles last week claims that she was briefly kidnapped by her driver before being taken home, but Uber says that her account is inaccurate. The woman's story was widely publicized earlier today in Valleywag, which says that the drive....(more)
(added: Oct 14, 2014 at 04:42 pm)
The phone call begins with the cries of an anguished child calling for a parent: “Mama! Papa!” The youngster’s sobs are quickly replaced by a husky male voice that means business.
“We’ve got your child,” he says in rapid-fire Spanish, usually adding an expletive for effect and then rattling off a list of demands that might include cash or jewels ....(more)
(added: Apr 29, 2008 at 10:13 am)
The kidnapped sister of Nigeria's oil minister, who was abducted last week in the oil city of Port Harcourt, was freed in a joint operation by security forces, police said Wednesday. "Osio Agama has been safely rescued during a joint operation by the police, military and SSS (State Security Service),....(more)
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Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published on Monday, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria's far northeast. Human Rights Watch made the claim as it outlined testimony from dozens of former hostages who documented physical and....(more)
(added: Oct 26, 2014 at 10:42 pm)
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents freed 25 Kurdish school children on Wednesday, the last of more than 150 children kidnapped in May to be released, a Kurdish official and a rights group said. The hardline Sunni Muslim group, which has fought Kurdish militia in Syria and Iraq, abducted the children a....(more)
(added: Oct 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm)
Gunmen on a speedboat in Nigeria's oil-producing south killed four policemen and kidnapped six Nigerian employees of the Agip energy firm, in the latest unrest to hit the restive region, the security forces said Tuesday. Six oil workers were abducted in the incident," said Mustapha Anka, spokesman fo....(more)
(added: Oct 28, 2014 at 06:42 am)
An apparent kidnapping-for-ransom set San Jose police on a frantic hunt for the kidnappers and their victim. It ended when police arrested several suspects and the victim -- who had been bound with duct tape -- threw himself out a second floor window.
(added: Nov 07, 2010 at 07:46 am)