North Carolina Man Allegedly Kidnapped a Family and Forced Them to Shop at Target

Screenshot: CBS
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Rollin Anthony Owens Jr. stands accused of kidnapping a Durham, North Carolina family from their home and forcing them at gun point to go shopping with him at a Target, WTVD reports.

The 29-year-old allegedly knocked on the family’s door on Tuesday morning, asked for money, got some, then pointed his gun at the husband, wife, and two children, and demanded they drive him to Target.

Once they all arrived at the Target, having stopped to get cash at various ATMs, Owens and the family began purchasing clothing and gift cards.


The spending spree came to an abrupt end with one of the family members notified a Target employee that the family was shopping under extreme duress, and the employee called 911.

WTVD reports that Owens has 23 previous convictions and is now facing counts of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon as he waits in jail with bail set at $1 million.

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Supernova: Bullshit Jedi

You know that fucker was making them buy name brand.

“Not those I want the real oreos!”

“But the market pantry tastes exactly the same!”

“I will blow your husbands fucking brains all over frozen foods you fucking bitch if you don’t put those double fucking stuffed oreos in this fucking cart right now!”

“Can I at least scan and see if it’s on cartwheel?”

“Find but make it fast, we need to get some fucking cat litter for Mr. Boots.”