Being held for ransom sounds terrifying and grim — especially in this day and age, when terrorist groups often kidnap people to achieve political goals. But once upon a time, most kidnappers simply wanted to get rich. Stupidly, bizarrely rich. Here are the 6 craziest and most overcomplicated kidnap schemes.
Other frequently used words might be: "pay," "dollars," and "disappear." Too bad this flexible, portable silicon keyboard doesn't include a matching font—although I'm sure that can be easily remedied. [Conran Shop]
Many of us have jailbroken our iPhones, but did everyone remember to change the default root password? Those guilty of that oversight are vulnerable to the simple intrusion method this guy used to hold iPhones hostage in the Netherlands.
The Saudi oil tanker that has been held by Somali pirates since November was apparently freed after a $3 million bundle of cash was precision airdropped by parachute to the deck. See it? UPDATE:
In Philadelphia, a woman was pulled out of her car by Randy-Jay Adolphos Jones (mugshot guy), fondled and robbed of her purse containing her cellphone. During her police report, authorities asked her to call her phone while they GPS tracked the location. The robber/fondler's story? He wanted $185,000 for that phone.