Two amateurish kidnappers now face the prospect of a noose round their neck or life imprisonment. They were caught within 12 hours of kidnapping the 79-year-old mother of the boss of supermarket chain Sheng Siong. They had demanded S$20 million but then agreed to the negotiated sum of S$2 million. They were nabbed almost as soon as they had freed the victim. They never got to smell their loot which had been left in a park, as instructed, by the victim's son. Here's part of TODAY's front page story (Jan 10):
TODAY also listed the previous three cases:
I felt there was a certain irony in the story. Here is a woman whose son runs a family-owned supermarket chain known for its wide range of fresh produce. Yet she goes several times a week to buy stuff from the local wet market! Maybe the son should employ her as his supply manager?
So what are the most bizarre kidnapping cases? I think the supposed abduction by aliens top the list. Check out these two links below for your weekend amusement: