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PCIntern

(25,853 posts)
Sun Apr 26, 2015, 07:47 AM Apr 2015

This is one of the oddest stories I've read in a long time...

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150426_Hobbled_Korean_War_vet__wife__abducted_by_three_women__5_arrests_so_far.html


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If you read the whole story at the linky it goes from strange to baffling to bizarre….


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An 86-year-old Korean War veteran and his 55-year-old wife told police they were kidnapped Thursday morning by three women who forced them to open a bank account and rent two cars for them.

Shaken and unharmed but indignant, the couple on Saturday recounted the bizarre tale of their six-hour abduction ordeal. Police said five people, including one of the alleged kidnappers, have been arrested.

George Saunders and his wife, Priscilla Jones, of Southwest Philadelphia, said they were walking - with the aid of canes - to a convenience store for groceries about 11 a.m. Thursday on the 3000 block of Pennsgrove Street in West Philadelphia. Three women pulled up alongside them in a gray Chrysler Town & Country minivan and asked if they needed a ride.

The couple said they told the women no, but were pushed into the vehicle. In the backseat was a 5-month-old boy - and to Jones' dismay, the women were smoking marijuana, she said.


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This is one of the oddest stories I've read in a long time... (Original Post) PCIntern Apr 2015 OP
odd indeed mercuryblues Apr 2015 #1
I was thinking that... PCIntern Apr 2015 #2
The article mercuryblues Apr 2015 #3
55 is not old and feeble. trumad Apr 2015 #4
She is 55 mercuryblues Apr 2015 #5
Gotcha... trumad Apr 2015 #7
Here is another link: Are_grits_groceries Apr 2015 #6

mercuryblues

(14,615 posts)
3. The article
Sun Apr 26, 2015, 08:15 AM
Apr 2015

also went out of their way to mention how old and feeble the couple is. They called their daughter to come and drive them to the police station, yet they had a valid driver's license to rent a car? The last they mention the baby is when the elderly women notes that no one knew his name. So where is the kid?

I don't doubt the story as bizarre as it is, they arrested the people. Bad reporting? Good thing criminals are dumb.

mercuryblues

(14,615 posts)
5. She is 55
Sun Apr 26, 2015, 08:48 AM
Apr 2015

He is 86. She has had several stokes and needs a cane to walk, he has had 2 knee replacements and also needs a cane.

Are_grits_groceries

(17,111 posts)
6. Here is another link:
Sun Apr 26, 2015, 08:52 AM
Apr 2015
http://6abc.com/news/police-2-arrested-in-kidnapping-of-veteran-girlfriend/680975/
It basically says the same thing.
Apparently there are 3 more people associated with that group. It's weird, but apparently it's true. In addition, I'll bet they have been preying on others who have not reported it.

As far as the kid goes, my guess he is in the hands of CPS. An 86 year old can be feeble. 55 can be feeble too with enough medical problem.
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