Kidnapper Sues His Former Hostages

He says they broke deal to hide him from police
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2011 7:10 PM CST
A kidnapper is still at odds with his former hostages.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Some lucky judge in Kansas gets this one: A convicted kidnapper is suing the couple he held hostage because he says they broke an "oral contract" to hide him from police in exchange for money, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal. Instead, they snuck out of the house when he fell asleep and called the cops. “As a result of the plaintiffs breech (sic) of contract, I, the defendant suffered a gunshot to my back, which almost killed me. The hospital bills alone are in excess of $160,000, which I have no way to pay.”

Two other lawsuits might shed some light. First, kidnapper Jesse Dimmick sued the city of Topeka for $75,000 over that gunshot to the back. (Police say a rifle went off accidentally during the arrest.) After Dimmick filed that suit, the couple he held hostage sued him for $75,000 for the stress he caused, apparently hoping to collect any money he got from the city. Then Dimmick filed his countersuit against them for $235,000, representing himself “without the aid of proffessional (sic) legal counsel.”

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