December 27, 2010

On December 27, 2010, police responded to a frightened and concerned husband. He’d received word that his young wife had been kidnapped and if he sent 20,000 euros to the account provided, the kidnappers would release his wife unharmed. He was also instructed to not and I repeat not contact the police. So he did what any intelligent, caring man would do. He contacted the police. The husband transferred the money and the police tracked the wife’s car and found it at a shopping mall at the Mediterranean coast city of Gandia. There, they also found the wife, in perfect health, shopping and enjoying herself. When confronted by the authorities, she first claimed that the kidnappers had let her go, but her story quickly fell apart and she admitted the truth. She faked her abduction to see how much her husband loved her and what he’d be willing to do to save her. Apparently this woman was too young to remember the 1986 Bette Midler/Danny DeVito movie, ‘Ruthless People”. The police did arrest her and there was no later mention if the Catholic Church had granted her husband a divorce.

 

 

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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