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Old 06-04-2013, 08:57   #1
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Missing Children on Sailboat

Read somewhere that a fellow took off(kidnapped?) with 2 kids aboard a sailboat in Fla. anyoneone heard about this ?...
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There's this guy, one kid, pregnant wife, and an AK47.

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There's this guy, one kid, pregnant wife, and an AK47.

Sailboat Seized with Guns in Tulum, Mexico - Page 6 - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
I think this couple are still in Fla. floating around in a Morgan 25(Catalina25?) I think they tied up some folks and took the kids and left west fla. for greener pastures!!? Maybe I had a dream , since no one has heard about it!?
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See AMBER ALERT: Search for two missing boys expands to water
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Wow! thanks ,hope the kids dont make it to "Armageddon" ...Sick SOBs...
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Pretty rough weather we've been having the last two days that had to effect them if they were in that boat.
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I just read this and watched the news vid and doesn't seem funny that a married couple, one of them an engineer, has to kidnapp their own children from the inlaws? Nothing I've watched or read says WHY the children, 2 boys, aren't with their father and I can see why a father would want his own off-spring to be with him.
Thoughts based on what I've read so far although I don't know the whole story, it does seem as though everyone has carefully skirted the above mentioned issue.
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Sorry, I just read the bottom of the link above and got it. I'd like to hope that the parents just want their children with them to go on with life, not to end it. I'd be hard pressed to let anyone remove my children from our custody. Ours are all grown up and gone on their own though.
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I just read this and watched the news vid and doesn't seem funny that a married couple, one of them an engineer, has to kidnapp their own children from the inlaws? Nothing I've watched or read says WHY the children, 2 boys, aren't with their father and I can see why a father would want his own off-spring to be with him.
Thoughts based on what I've read so far although I don't know the whole story, it does seem as though everyone has carefully skirted the above mentioned issue.
If it's kidnapping, then that means custody was given to the in-laws by the courts. I would imagine that there is a good, and not pretty, reason for why that happened.
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The Amber Alert linked above answers all those questions I think.
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Officials: 'Anti-government' couple may be at sea with kidnapped children - U.S. News
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Pretty rough weather we've been having the last two days that had to effect them if they were in that boat.
Maybe in Ft. Lauderdale, but over here in the Tampa Bay area it was a beautiful weekend. Winds a little light for sailing, but clear and calm.

For those feeling some sympathy for the mother and father who kidnapped their own children, let's remember that they threatened to kill the grandmother, held her at gun-point, tied her up, and then stole her car. Yeah, some great parents there. Can't imagine why they had custody taken away.
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Joshua Hakken Arrives In Cuba After Allegedly Kidnapping 2 Sons



Looks like he pulled it off.
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Damn. Crazy story.
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Wonder if they'll extradite or let them stay just to thumb their nose at the US.
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