VALLEJO (CBS SF)— A group purporting to be the kidnappers of a Vallejo woman have made an unusual demand of the Vallejo Police Department and are asking for them to apologize. If they don’t get it, they’ve threatened unspecified harm.
When 29-year-old Denise Huskins turned up outside her dad’s Huntington Beach home unharmed, it didn’t take Vallejo police long to declare the whole incident a hoax. Now, the San Francisco Chronicle has gotten a series of emails from someone claiming to be one of the kidnappers, saying it was all for real and wanting to clear her name.READ MORE: Outrage Grows Over Racist Social Media Attack Targeting KPIX 5 Reporter Betty Yu
Monday’s message contained a veiled threat, that unless Vallejo police, specifically Lt. Kenny Park, who acted as spokesman, apologizes by noon on Tuesday, the kidnappers would be “the direct agent of harm.” As of Tuesday night, nothing appears to have happened.
Meanwhile, KPIX 5 spoke with Doug Rappaport, attorney for Huskins who also insists the abduction was genuine. “She’s still in shock. It’s been an unreal and surreal experience for her that she initially is taken captive, held in various locations and then released only to be accused as being a suspect,” said Rappaport.
The emails also described a bizarre kidnapping plot that involved the use of drones, lasers and infrared cameras.READ MORE: Despite Fines, Pleasant Hill In-N-Out Remains Defiant Over Customer Vaccine Verifications
“These are individuals who said, ‘we fancied ourselves as an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ type of group and we didn’t ever think about really hurting somebody in the way that we did,’” Rappaport said.
Aaron Quinn, Huskins boyfriend, reported her kidnapped from his Mare Island home last week on Monday, after a massive search that included the FBI. Huskins would eventually arrive safe at her father’s home in Southern California.
On Tuesday, Quinn’s attorney Dan Russo released a photo taken by his office that shows drill marks in a window. Russo said its proof that the kidnapping is real, because it shows drill marks on Quinn’s home exactly how they were described in one of the emails.MORE NEWS: Suspect In San Francisco DoorDash Child Kidnapping Case Indicted On Multiple Grand Jury Charges
Police declined to comment Tuesday. The mayor of Vallejo told KPIX 5 off camera that the city has handed the case off to the FBI, because the police are spending too many resources on what he described as a misdemeanor case.