A North Dakota man named Scott Stockert has been arrested after police received a tip that he had traveled to Washington DC with the intention of kidnapping either Bo, the First Dog of the United States, or Sunny, his less powerful sister (The patriarchy at work, am I right?).
Sean Shaynak, formerly a math and science teacher at the elite Brooklyn Tech High School, pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping, obscenity, and sexual abuse, among other crimes. Prosecutors say Shaynak sexually abused seven of his female students between 2011 and 2014; the kidnapping charge resulted from taking one of…
I get scared when I am walking home at night because I am a girl who is bad at punching who also looks like she is bad at punching. So, I am grateful that Uber exists to protect me from the outside world. But now you can’t even trust the people you are inside the Uber with you because sometimes they are the kidnappers.
Matthew Muller, the man charged with the Gone Girl-esque kidnapping of Denise Huskins that was initially thought to be a hoax, says a vaccine made him do it.
After evading arrest for more than a year, Megan Everett, 23, has been caught and charged with kidnapping her 3-year-old daughter Lilly. Now, you might ask, “Why the hell would a mother kidnap her own daughter?” The totally rational answer: to keep her daughter from being vaccinated.
In March, a Vallejo woman was kidnapped, held for ransom, and then released in Huntington Beach. Her boyfriend, who was with her at the time of the kidnapping, had been drugged and tied up, unable to do anything. Police were sure that the couple had cooked up the kidnapping scheme themselves, but new evidence makes it…
A man who didn’t want his girlfriend to be in a wedding party has been arrested after actually removing the woman from the premises. Stevens Ewald is being held on $4,000 bail after the unidentified woman confirmed to police that she was taken and held against her will.
A South African man is suspected of hiring hitmen to abduct and murder his wife, a teacher who was found shot to death a day after she disappeared. He also appears to have cut and pasted large chunks of the eulogy he delivered at his wife’s funeral, lifting it from another husband’s eulogy for his wife that’s…
The Nigerian army said today that it rescued 200 girls and 93 women from an area of the Sambisa Forest where Boko Haram has a stronghold. The army says it “cannot confirm” that the rescued girls include any of the 276 students who were kidnapped from Chibok in April of last year.
Alleged psycho killer Robert Durst (who is richer than God and bought his way out of prison twice before) was arrested on Saturday in a New Orleans hotel. Durst has been charged with the 2000 murder of his former spokeswoman, Susan Berman. Now, investigators may be looking into Durst as a possible suspect in the…
A recent announcement from the Texas Department of Public Safety warned students against traveling to Mexico over spring break, citing "the unpredictable nature of cartel violence and other criminal elements."
A kidnapping trial begins Monday for Gladys Remigio in Santa Ana, California. The charges stem from an elaborate scheme allegedly devised by the then 17-year-old Remigio to steal her roommate's newborn baby with the help of two gang members.
In a news story ripped straight from the first season of Arrested Development, three Missouri women have been charged with kidnapping and child abuse after they staged the kidnapping of a 6-year-old who they believed to be "too nice" and not aware of "stranger danger."
An off-duty Uber driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. The LAPD told Buzzfeed that the driver has not been arrested and that the investigation is ongoing.
A Boston Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman earlier this month, the umpteenth time an Uber passenger has reportedly been assaulted recently. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery. He's accused of driving his…
Earlier this month, fighters of the Islamic State (IS) kidnapped around 300 women as part of their siege on the Yazidi community. Now the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is claiming to have confirmed that at least 27 Yazidi women have been sold to the jihadist fighters for around $1000 each. Everything continues…
A 32-year-old man in Greater Manchester in England was the cause of a police investigation and manhunt after telling his girlfriend that he had been kidnapped and held ransom for £50. Why? Dude, was just having a good time at a house party and didn't want to go home yet. Can you really blame him? (Yes.)
An Iraqi official has reported that members of the Islamic State, IS, have taken hundreds of women from the Yazidi community in northern Iraq as their prisoners, most likely with the intention of selling them into forced marriages and/or sex slavery.
The Eager Beaver bar in Appleton, Wisconsin has been operating for four years, and while neighbors have been unhappy in the past because the bar's too wild and noisy, they're now trying to shut the place down after a bartender was attacked after one of the establishment's weekly lingerie nights.
Nearly 300 Nigerian girls have been missing since early May and while authorities say they’ve located them, there isn’t a homecoming on the horizon. Apparently, it's just too complicated to save their lives.