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Die Kleinen und die Bösen
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Tuesday 10th of July 1973

51 years ago It Was not a Ploy

17-year-old playboy John Paul Getty is kidnapped in Piazza Farnese, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

A ransom note was received, demanding $17 million in exchange for Getty's safe return. When that ransom message arrived, some family members suspected the kidnapping was merely a ploy by the rebellious youngster as he had frequently joked about staging his own kidnapping to extract money from his frugal grandfather.