Thursday, February 9, 2012

Our Economy is So Bad... (How bad is it?)

Our economy is so bad that this man held himself hostage for a ransom. Wait.  What?  You read that correctly. A man wanted money so badly that he staged his own kidnapping and demanded $1000 from his family.

Dorian Ford, a 19 year old from the Chicago area, wasn't very smart about trying to find a way to boost his income. His family received a call saying that he was kidnapped and would only be returned if $1000 was delivered. The cops eventually found the "victim" who claimed that he'd been hit over the head and taken hostage. Investigators quickly found out that Ford himself was the kidnapper who called his family and demanded the ransom.

He said that he simply "wanted to know if his mother cared for him" or not. Yeah, right! Ford was charged with a Class 4 felony of filing a false crime report.

"How much would you have asked for if it were you making the call?"

19 comments:

  1. What. A. Tool!

    .... nah that's it...that's about all there is to say.

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    1. I would have at least asked for $250,000 or something. I guess he knew his mom couldn't afford it.

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  2. Just think though, if he is that smart there was a good chance his family migh have actually paid the money

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    1. I guess he could have just asked for it, but then again, where's the fun in that? :)

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  3. Another way this could gone wrong for him is, if they didn't want him back, they could have let him keep himself hostage.

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  4. Hey may want to rob a bank next time. They didn't say if his mother really wanted him or not. Hmmm.

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    1. If his mom wanted him initially, I doubt that she does now. This has to be the most humiliating thing to ever happen to her. You own son holding himself hostage? Think of all of the giggles at the family reunion this summer.

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  5. Q. OK, the real question here is this: did he actually hit himself in the head, and if so, with what and how hard?

    Reminds me of Blazing Saddles...

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    1. Exactly my thought! All we need now is a candygram for Mongo and a 100-piece gay man revue...

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    2. LOL! I think I've seen "Blazing Saddles" more than any other movie I've watched.

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  6. I guess he didn't want to have to split a partner in to do the "hit on the head" part, I wonder if he hit himself hard?

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    1. I think he may have hit himself over the head way before he came up with this idea.

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  7. Hah. If I was making that call I might as well hang up. My parents don't have any money.

    What an idiot.

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    1. LOL! My parents probably would have negotiated with coupons.

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  8. $1,000? That's chump change. It's only enough to buy a few dime bags and get his hair retwisted. I'm with you Q... I would have asked for much more. I mean, he can't even buy the obligatory spinning rims!

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    1. LOL! Yeah, in today's economy, $1,000 doesn't even last long on the streets, does it? He may have been able to afford two spinning rims (if he even has a vehicle). :)

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  9. Wow, that is bad. I was cracking up laughing, but then wondered, dam, is out economy that bad when someone has to "self-kidnap" himself?

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    1. I guess it is, Sonia. This dude had to be out of his mind to even think this would work.

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