posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Look out for those flying nylon bags full of money!
Unlucky motorcyclist hit by small fortune
13 February 2004
TAIPEI: Relatives of a kidnap victim in Taiwan struck a passing motorcyclist with more than NZ$850,000 in cash when they tossed the ransom money to
the kidnappers from a highway overpass.
The T$20 million (NZ$864,925) ransom, packed into two nylon bags, landed on 57-year-old Lu Fang-nan when he rode under the overpass just as a relative
of the victim delivered the money according to kidnappers' instructions, local media said on Thursday.
"What does this have to do with me? Why did I get hit? I'm certainly unlucky enough," the mass-circulation United Daily News quoted Lu as saying.
Lu, who later sought medical attention for swelling and bruising of his left leg, said he rode off not realising he had been toppled off his
motorcycle by a small fortune.
Newspapers said police were closing in on several suspects in the kidnapping of an electronic components merchant, who was returned unharmed to his
[Edited on 19-2-2004 by Kano]