Every time we’d go down the street, he’d turn back around. Then … we [would] follow him.15-year old Lancaster, Pa. resident Temar Boggs • Discussing how he (along with his friend Chris Garcia) managed to successfully trail a man who attempted to kidnap a five-year-old girl last week. The duo, using their bikes to chase after him, eventually forced the kidnapper to let the girl, Jocelyn Rojas, go.
» Backstory: Shibin was arrested last year after he, and three other Somali pirates, seized a German merchant ship and an American-owned yacht. All four U.S. citizens onboard the yacht were killed, and crew members from the German ship were tortured in an effort to increase the demanded ransom. While Shibin did not kill the Americans himself, and did not face murder/manslaughter charges, he was found guilty of 15 charges including piracy and kidnapping.
If my uncle gets 50 years (in prison), they will stay with me for 50 years. If they release him, I will release them. Tomorrow I will kidnap other nationalities and their embassies will be notified for the whole world to know.Kidnapper Jirmy Abu-Masuh • In a statement given to the Associated Press, explaining why he has abducted and threatened to kill 61-year-old pastor Michel Louis, 39-year-old Lisa Alphonse, and 28-year-old Haytham Ragab. Abu-Masuh forced the two Americans off a tour bus at gun point on Friday, and decided to kidnap Ragab as well to translate when necessary. While officials believe they will be able to negotiate a peaceful end to the situation, time may not be on their side. According to Louis’ son Jean, Michel has diabetes and could need medical attention very soon. “We’re in good spirits because we know the God that we serve is in control of the matter,” Jean Louis said in a press conference on the matter. source (via • follow)