Norwegian trio busted for kidnapping themselves

Norwegian trio busted for kidnapping themselves
The trio called in their blackmail attempt to the family. File photo: Randy Robertson/Flikr
Three young Norwegians have been arrested for staging a kidnapping and trying to leach cash from one the trio's family members.

"They have been arrested for attempted blackmail," Per Kristian Klausen, head of the police investigation, told the  Fædrelandsvennen local newspaper.

"They tried to blackmail family members by using a fictional kidnapping."

The trio consists of two women aged 18 and 21, and a 22-year-old man, all of whom hail from Kristiansand on the southern tip of Norway. 

While the police declined to specify how much money the three accomplices had tried to get their hands on through the faked abduction, they expressed their disbelief at the plot.

"I have never seen anything like it," Klausen said 

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