WTF Fun Fact – Chowchilla Kidnapping Fail

In 1976, three men kidnapped 26 kids and their bus driver and forced them into a trailer they buried underground. They were never able to give their $5 million ransom request to the police as the phone lines were busy, so they took a nap instead. When they woke up, the victims had already escaped and been rescued. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Chowchilla bus kidnapping survivor: “I felt like I was an animal going to the slaughterhouse” — “48 Hours” Live to Tell – CBS News

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