Three Arrested Trying to Kidnap ... Themselves

Young Norwegians busted for blackmail
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2013 5:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – If only these kids watched more American TV crime procedurals, they'd know this old trick never works. Three young Norwegians—two women 18 and 21, and a man, 22—were busted trying to stage their own kidnapping and blackmail their families into giving them money for their own release, the Local reports. Police wouldn't reveal how much money the trio tried to squeeze out of their relatives, but did say they were left aghast by the plot. "I have never seen anything like it," says the cop in charge of the investigation. If only he watched more Law and Order.

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