Dumb people with guns - both real and imaginary

In Brazil the top GunBound player is kidnapped for his password but after several hours, with a gun to his head, won’t give it up. The frustrated criminals then let him go. They are later arrested, by the police.

I’m really not sure who is sure who is stupider the kidnappers, who make a threat they won’t carry out, or the kidnappee, who will not give up his password even with a gun to his head.

It seems to me that if I give them my password then my use as a hostage has come to an end.