Anonymous Gone Girl 'kidnappers' claim they are the heirs to Ocean's 11 and were just 'practicing' for a campaign of big name snatches
- Self-proclaimed kidnappers behind 'Gone Girl abduction' of Denise Huskins are demanding police apologize for calling the incident a hoax
- In an email to the San Francisco Chronicle, the group threatens that they will 'cause harm' if Huskins or boyfriend Aaron Quinn face criminal charges
- Say police have until noon on Tuesday to apologize, and also use the email to outline how and why they kidnapped Huskins
- Group of three people claim they drilled a hole in her window and used squirt guns that they made to look like guns to take Huskins
- Claim they monitored Quinn so he would not go to police, which is why he did not call authorities for 12 hours
- The kidnappers also compare themselves to the cast of the film Ocean's 11 and say taking Huskins was just a dry run for bigger kidnappings
Published: 08:03 EST, 31 March 2015 | Updated: 14:38 EST, 31 March 2015
The case of the 'Gone Girl' physiotherapist and her boyfriend who were accused of staging her kidnapping has taken another strange twist – a group who are claiming to be the kidnappers have demanded an apology from the police.
Densie Huskins, 29, was allegedly snatched from her home by kidnappers who tied her boyfriend up on March 23, then released one day later 400 miles away beside her parents' home.
After her ‘release’ police accused them of staging the kidnapping – a claim they both strongly denied.
Now the San Francisco Chronicle has received a string of anonymous emails from the apparent kidnappers in which they compare themselves to the cast of Ocean's 11 and claim they will strike again.
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The self-proclaimed kidnappers behind the Gone Girl abduction of Denise Huskins (second from right with her mother and two brothers) are demanding police apologize for calling the incident a hoax
In an email to the San Francisco Chronicle, the group threatens the Vallejo Police Department anbd spokesman Lt. Kenny Park (above) that they will 'cause harm' if Huskins faces criminal charges
They also say they monitored Huskins' boyfriend Aaron Quinn (above) after the kidnapping so he would not go to police, which is why he did not call authorities for 12 hours
In an email the kidnappers write; 'I/we may be the direct agent of harm. But it will be made crystal clear that the Vallejo Police Department, and you, Mr. Park, had every opportunity to stop it.'
note the deliberate confusion of pronouns with "I/we"
Note also the word "may" allows for the possibility that they may not be the direct agent of harm.
Note that "direct" is also unnecessary as there would be an "indirect" agent of harm?
Last week Lt. Park, the spokesman for the Vallejo Police Department, said that the kidnapping of Huskins, which triggered a statewide search that involved 100 volunteers, 40 detectives and numerous FBI agents, was an 'orchestrated event.'
The letter to the Chronicle says authorities have until noon on Tuesday to apologize.
It also demands that the police make clear that neither Huskins or her boyfriend Aaron Quinn - who was with her at the time she was allegedly kidnapped but waited 12 hours to call police - will face any criminal charges.
As for the main reason behind the kidnapping, they write; 'The Mare Island kidnapping was a training mission to test means and methods that would be used on higher net worth targets.'
"just practicing, sir!"
They then compare themselves to the cast of Ocean's 11, the famous caper film that starred members of the Rat Pack when it premiered in 1960 and Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and George Clooney in the 2001 remake.
It is not the first email the alleged kidnappers have sent the paper either, also reaching out to them on March 24 with an audio file of Huskins to prove she was still alive one day after being taken from her home in Mare Island.
She eventually turned up in Huntington Beach, where both of her parents live, just a few hours later.
This latest email, sent on Saturday from a dummy account, was 9,000 words long, and detailed why the group kidnapped Huskins, and how they went about taking her from her home.
The group consists of three members, two with college educations, and they claim they are also behind a recent string of burglaries and car thefts in the area.
They claim they drilled holes in the window of Huskins and Quinn's home to gain entry, and then used squirt guns with 'strobe flashlights and laser pointers' attached to them to make it appear as if they were firearms.
They say they played 'calming music' as they went about the abduction, and put monitors on Quinn, 30, so they could make sure he did not go to police.
They then say they put Huskins in the trunk of Quinn's car and drove off with her.
The group of three people claim they drilled a hole in a window of Huskins and Quinn's home (above) and used squirt guns that they made to look like guns to take Huskins
The kidnapping, which has been called an 'orchestrated event' by authorities, has drawn comparisons to the film Gone Girl (above)
In the end however, they claim it was a case of mistaken identity, and they did not mean to take Huskins, thinking that someone else would be in the house.
They say that is why they decided to drop her off in Huntington Beach and that they were 'horrified at what we had done.'
As for the ransom they requested, what police believe to be a rather paltry $8,500, the group said; 'We chose $8,500 because it was below the $10,000 reporting threshold, and far enough below that it likely would not be flagged as part of a structured transaction under that prong of the reporting law.'
Attorneys for both Quinn and Huskins claim that their clients have confirmed aspects of this email, and that they have sent photos of the holes drilled in the window that the kidnappers used to gain access to prove that whoever sent this note is telling the truth.
Huskins' attorney, Doug Rappaport, said that the reason police called the incident a hoax is because the kidnappers used 'sophisticated computer skills' that neither they or the FBI could 'comprehend.'
Lt. Park, the Vallejo Police Department and the FBI all have yet to comment on the emails.