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Police: Man kidnaps boss, demands money for child support

May 15, 2018

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man kidnapped his boss at knifepoint and threatened to kill him because he needed money to pay child support.

The Record reports 37-year-old Luis Vasconez called his boss Thursday and pleaded for money to pay his child support. Authorities say the North Bergen man returned to work the next day brandishing a knife and forced the victim to drive to the bank to get money.

Police say Vasconez threatened to shoot his boss, telling him he had “nothing to lose.”

Authorities say the victim entered the bank and told a teller he had been kidnapped. Police were called and Vasconez was soon arrested at the scene.

Vasconez faces multiple charges including kidnapping and weapons possession. It wasn’t known Tuesday if he’s retained an attorney.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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