NH Family Was Sent Odd Riddles Demanding $250K - Page 2
The owners of the Rickety Ranch in Hollis, NH, have had a tough 2 years
Posted Nov 28, 2018 12:57 PM CST
- Fox News has the text of one of the error-studded letters the family received: "Act 2 / I saw your flag on your lawn / And time almost gone / I know your in / Just pay me know and you will win / It will be simple and fast / I left instructions under glass / On your grass / From here o keep 50k cash on your a--." CBS Boston reports all the letters have been composed in rhyme.
- The letter writer suggests that if the family hands over the money, their "ongoing disputes" with the town will be settled. The Union Leader explains that might reference a lawsuit the town filed against the Bergerons regarding code violations tied to an unpermitted "accessory dwelling" construction on the property. The chair of the Hollis Board of Selectmen said town officials aren't involved in what he calls the "nonsense."
- FBI Special Agent Brian O’Hara described the family as "living in fear" in comments to CBS Boston. He continues, "It's been a tough, tough haul for them because the stuff has been constant and there are some days where it's one, two, three days in a row. Then there will be lull and then something else. Some of the stuff has been significant and people have been lucky to not [have] been injured or killed."
- As for the ranch itself, it takes in animals that would often otherwise be euthanized and has kids—many with disabilities or troubles—learn to care for them. Reads its website, "As we say, 'not only are our fences "rickety" but the animals and children all have some rickety too.'"
(Someone writing creepy letters turned a $1.3 million dream home into a nightmare
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