kidnapping kidnapping  /ˈkɪd ˌnæ pɪŋ/


  1. (v) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
  2. (n) (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment


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  1. PTI's list of the most notorious crimes of the past century, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Lindbergh kidnapping.
  2. But while it may seem like we are in the midst of a kidnapping epidemic, the truth is much less scary.
  3. The kidnapping comes after the December killing of four French tourists in Mauritania in what intelligence officials believe was a bungled abduction attempt.


  1. Tampa man arrested in kidnapping of 14-year-old boy

    TAMPA - Police late Tuesday arrested a Tampa man on kidnapping charges after he flew from California to Tampa International Airport with a 14-year-old boy who had been reported missing by his family.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Tampa Tribune

  2. Man accused of kidnapping children back in jail

    A father arrested last December for kidnapping his two sons and taking them to Texas is back in jail.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Atlanta

  3. Teen accused of kidnapping cousin's baby pleads guilty

    A teen accused of kidnapping her cousin's baby and leaving the child in a stranger's yard pleaded guilty in court.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 12 Oregon

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  1. "It may be the Mehdi Army because the location of the (kidnapping) is in their theatre of operations," said Zebari. "Their safety is our top priority ...... I don't think they will (kill) them. They are using them for bargaining, but they...
    on May 29, 2007 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "I can't say I'm either surprised or sad (by his death). He was not a good man - certainly, the primary actor in my kidnapping and many others," Anderson told the AP on Wednesday. "To hear that his career has finally ended is a good thing,...
    on Aug 28, 2006 By: Terry Anderson Source: Leading The Charge

  3. "I was shocked to be told that my wife was arrested for kidnapping," Tabata said in a statement issued by the team. "I am hurt, frustrated and confused by her actions. I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials in...
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Jose Tabata Source: ESPN

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