reply to post by Rezlooper
Your theory here makes a lot of sense, because obviously some high tech measures were taken dealing with this case...they somehow got a camera
on the suspect. But, my only question would be, why did he kidnap a child...why not just kidnap a reporter right from the start? You lose any
credibility when you harm a child, IMO anyways.
Getting the camera in there was easy. That was done inside a toy. They stated on multiple occasions they were allowed to send comfort foods and toys,
including crayons and coloring books, hot wheels cars, etc. Imagine, firstly, how small remote cams can be. Secondly, how easy it would have been to
place one, and how easy it would have been for him to overlook it.
Just think about the sharpener on the crayon box. Perfect place for a camera. Sitting on a table, usually facing outwards, the sharpener is on the
back of the box... Or, in the "light" on top of a hotwheels police car or ambulance or even a DOT type toy vehicle.
I would even go so far as to say they had not one, but multiple cameras, in case something was discovered, or for some reason one didn't work.
Now, if he was CIA, maybe not so much. He would have known better, and would have practically torn things apart looking for both cameras and bugs. If
he was paranoid delusional, perhaps not, but, we don't know for sure.
I would wager they had both placed in items they sent in. They stated the child was threatened, and he was seen with the gun. This implies a lot.
As for kidnapping the reporter, for some reason he either didn't consider that angle, or had been turned down for interviews after having tried. Would
be interesting to find out if that indeed had occurred. Chances of someone admitting that now, though, may be slim to none, it would almost be
admitting complicitness to furthering his agenda from negligence to his plight.
I know if I were a reporter he had contacted, I would think twice about admitting it after all that has happened.
ETA: Hm. I wonder if he DID find something, perhaps a camera, and this is why the negotiations broke down? This just occurred to me.
edit on 5-2-2013 by Libertygal because: ETA comment