*Note to mods–I am not contemplating any illegal actions *
So, I was watching “Once and Again” last night (no laughing–I was in a chick show kind of mood). The plot was about a disgruntled busboy who had something against the owner of a restaurant and took the entire restaurant hostage. It ended with him letting all the hostages go and shooting himself.
It got me to thinking. I’ve seen many, many films and tv programs that centered around the taking of one or more hostages, and it never seens to work. This makes sense–you’ve attached yourself to a person or group of people who don’t share your goals, the cops find out almost immediately, and because you are isolated, you are at the cops’ mercy to get the stuff you want.
So, are there any cases in which a criminal has taken one or more hostages, achieved his or her demands, gotten clean away, and never been killed or prosecuted?