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Man kidnaps himself for 'Nintendo computer'

How far would you go to obtain a Wii? Would you rob a bank? Freeze yourself? Kidnap yourself? That's what one "Mr. Yang" of Shangqiu, China has attempted, after his parents refused to buy him a Wii. At least, we think it was a Wii -- the original China Daily article endearingly describes how the...

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PSP helped save a kidnap and torture victim

Jose Ignacio Ortega Garcia, a recent victim of a horrifying kidnapping and torture, managed to survive his horrifying experience by using a PSP to distract his captors. According to a local news report, it appears the kidnappers were distracted by the PSP. "On June 21, Gonzales gave Sanchez a hand-h...

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Kidnap victim saved by the PSP

A Tennessee man who was kidnapped and tortured for nine days in a motel managed to escape thanks in part to the Sony PSP. According to an FBI report obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel, one of the two assailants had given the other a hand-held video game that he played "virtually all day that d...

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World of Warcraft relationship ends in arrest

And here's to you Mrs. Broome, Jesus loves you more than you will know, but the US has has laws against seducing 17-year-old boys. Tamara Broome, a 31-year-old Australian woman has been arrested by US authorities for attempting to "abduct" her 17-year-old male friend whom she met while playing the "...

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Kidnapper had Live, posted image of victim [update 1]

Some of our readers may have heard of the recent recovery of two kidnapped boys in Missouri. As the story goes, Ben Ownby, 13 (missing since last week) and Shawn Hornbeck, 15 (missing since October 2002) were found in the apartment home of one Michael Devlin, 41. The safe return of these two boys to...

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