Global Times: “Granny nags her way out of kidnapping”

This is one of those locally sourced, probably dramatized, perhaps unreliable accounts that appear every now and then in Chinese media, but the Global Times headline makes the piece:

Global Times headline grandma nags her way out of kidnapping

Excerpt:

Chou was taken into a vehicle near her home in New Taipei City for what would be a four-hour ordeal.

The kidnapper demanded NT$ 7 million ($231,730) from family members for her release, but his plans were thwarted by Chou’s knack for nagging and stalling.

After providing false contact information, Chou drove her kidnapper crazy with constant complaints about her illnesses and pain. The suspect stopped at a pharmacy to buy Chou medicine.

The kidnapper was then given a stern talking-to.

“This is not the right way to earn money,” Chou said. “You still have a long way to go, but I do not have much left.”

Chou apparently is the matriarch of rich family, so it’s not like she couldn’t afford the ransom. Instead, she remembered how old she was and played the situation beautifully. Kidnappers beware: age is inversely proportional to fucks given.

Granny nags her way out of kidnapping (Global Times)

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