5 Most Horrifying And Terrible Kidnapping Stories In History
November 5, 2018 13:13
Kidnapping has always been an extremely important topic. And even nowadays, with the development of safety devices, abductions do happen from time to time. Media often highlights the most shocking kidnapping stories, either to scare people or simply for entertaining purposes. We believe that both of these motives aren’t good. We have gathered five famous kidnapping cases that hopefully will not only entertain, but also teach you a good lesson and help you prevent any similar stories from happening.
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Kidnapping stories: 5 most shocking abductions
1. Frank Sinatra’s son was worth 2 million dollars
One of the most infamous kidnappings for ransom happened back in 1963, on December 8. Two young men, Barry Keenan and Joe Amsler, pretended to be delivery men, entered the dressing room at Harrah’s Club Lodge in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where they tied up a witness and kidnapped the son of one of the greatest singers of that time. The two were expecting a pretty solid ransom for the Franky Jr. Due to the importance of the figures, the FBI was quickly brought in on the case. The bureau advised Sinatra to pay $240,000 in ransom, which is worth around 2 million dollars today.