Kidnapping Over A Rocket Belt
from the script-needs-a-rewrite... dept
This one reads like the plot to a bad movie. These two guys worked together to build a “rocket belt” that could lift the wearer off the ground for a few seconds. It appears they had a falling out with each other, and various court cases followed changing who had legal “ownership” of the belt. The most recent case awarded it to one of the guys – but the other one refused to give it up. So, the first guy allegedly had the other one kidnapped in order to get the belt back. They convinced the guy to go out to California for a “job opportunity”, even though he was on parole and not allowed to leave either Arkansas or Texas. Once he got to California he was put “in a chokehold with a gun to his head”, and then stuck in a box. He escaped a week later (it doesn’t sound like the “kidnappers” were professionals). I’m wondering if the movie script has already been optioned… The belt itself has been missing since 1995, which is too bad, because I think I want one.