The Alabama police announced the arrest of a man and a woman involved in the kidnapping of a retired businessman.
The two kidnappers broke into the home of the victim, a former executive in the real estate arm of the family's conglomerate organization. They stole three guns from the house, then took the man to a trailer in a nearby county. The couple forced the victim to wire transfer $250,000 into their account, then brought him back to his house.
The businessman was physically unharmed but was traumatized by the incident. Police say the victim did not know the two kidnappers, but declined to give further details. Authorities have recovered the stolen money and property. Joshua Rhett Miller "Businessman pays $250K ransom after being kidnapped in home invasion" nypost.com (Sep. 18, 2020).