Alleged Ransom Plot Foiled On Long Island

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBS 2/AP) — A man is accused of kidnapping a Queens DVD peddler and demanding ransom from his family while impersonating a police officer.

Daniel Levine was arraigned Sunday on charges of kidnapping, criminal impersonation, grand larceny and child endangerment.

Suffolk County police say Levine drove the victim around Saturday while negotiating ransom with the man’s family. At one point, police say, Levine stopped at a Long Island motel to pick up his wife and their 4-month-old son.

Police say Levine was arrested after being pulled over for a traffic infraction.

The man’s wife also was charged with kidnapping and child endangerment. The couple has no known address. It was not immediately known if they had retained a lawyer.

Police are investigating whether the late-model luxury car was theirs.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Nice work, CBS

    The only thing we know for sure is that Daniel has prettier eyebrows than Amanda.

    • well informed

      His wife is first of all NOT his wife and She knew nothing about this. He picked up the girlfriend and his baby telling her that he was giving this guy a ride to the city and when she found out what wsas happening she screamed to be let out and he would not!

  • JD

    I guess this is the short story

  • Roy

    Well written and so informative…………………..NOT

  • stephanie

    read this

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