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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:39 AM
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Kidnapping victim is tossed in jail with the kidnappers
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WALKER -- A kidnapping and beating were bad enough for a 20-year-old Grand Rapids man, who Sunday night was eating at McDonald's with his girlfriend when three captors took him away.

Next came the ransom demand -- a paltry $800.

Five hours later, the victim was rescued by police -- and then thrown in jail along with his kidnappers. He had an outstanding charge, police said.

"He had a bad day going there," Walker Police Detective Mike Iwanski said.

The drama began about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at McDonald's restaurant on Walker Avenue NW near Int. 96.

Three men in a pickup tracked him down there, claiming he owed them $800, Iwanski said. After he refused to pay, they led him outside, beat him and loaded him into the back seat. Police said they believe the kidnapping was drug-related.

"It was alleged that one of the suspects got ripped off" by the victim, Iwanski said. "They were targeting this guy."

The girlfriend called police to report the kidnapping, then met officers at a nearby hotel. In the meantime, the suspects held the victim in a back seat and drove him around the Grand Rapids area. "You name it, and they were there," Iwanski said.

Eventually, the suspects called the girlfriend to demand money. Police monitored the calls.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:41 AM
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1. Yep living the highlife-took their $800 and went to Mickey D's
He's lovin' it!!!
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:53 AM
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2. Only in Grand Rapids
In a weird community to begin with, Walker seems to get some really strange crimes.

The lesbian nursing home murders took place there in the 80s.
There also was a guy who killed another guy on a golf course.
One of our neighbors got stabbed in a bar in Walker.

Grand Rapids is such a strange place. It's a picture-perfect, conservative community with the highest per capita rate of sex crimes in the state.
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:56 AM
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3. yeah, was there once
installing some crap electronics in the Kohls there, and like 4 different jackasses broke into our hotel room and all got the shit beaten out of them
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