When a Con-Man Raised the Stake
Phil and Ann Hammond found out that Ann was to have a set of twins in seven month. One boy and one girl. The happy grandparents from New York gave the twins 1 million to share, and an extra halt a million to the parents. A con-man, Derek Smart found out, and decided to kidnap the wife for a big ransom. Didn't work well at all. the two kidnappers got 40 years each, and no possibility of parole. More
Detective Phil Hammond had to rush to the air-port to pick up his wife's parents, Burt and Alice. He was just able to get there in time when their plane from New York landed.Burt came carrying a large package under his arm, and Alice was pulling a small on wheel case. When Phil came and gave them a big hug, another passenger, looked at Burt, and said. "Have a nice time in Florida, and hope you find your daughter Ann and her husband are okay. Then this man walked down to where you pick up the big luggage. When Phil and his in-laws came down, this man Derek Smart was checking the name-tags on Burt's luggage. When he noticed the three coming down the staircase, he waved a hand at Burt and went outside to grab a Yellow cab. "That man was checking your luggage," said Phil looking at Burt. When coming home to the house where Ann was waiting for her parents, she told them the good news that she is expecting, and they would be a family of three in seven month. "What did the doctor say? Is it a boy or girl? Alice was all questions. "Do you know if it is a boy or a girl? "No, not yet. However I have to see the doctor tomorrow, then we can find out with the ultra-sound. When both Ann and Alice went to the doctor the following day. Ann was told she is expecting twins, a boy, and a girl. Ann's parents said that they are giving the twins five hundred thousand each, and an additional five hundred thousand to the parents. By this time the nice man at the airport, Derek Smart was at home with his brother Bill, telling him about the rich people he had met on the plane. "They are our golden egg," he said to Bill. But Derek we have agreed to leave Florida alone, and do the picking in New York. We are not after the local family, we are after the New Yorker's, the people with money. When Bill said he wasn't interested, Derek contacted his old friend Luke. And after explaining the deal, Luke was interested and was willing to help with the deal. When they found out that Ann was pregnant, and was expecting twins, they decided that now was the time. As they went to kidnap Ann, they saw that both New Yorker's and the father left in a car they put their plan to work. As they got Ann with her mouth taped, and when they were carrying her out to the car, they where met by seven police men, and where arrested for kidnapping.
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