Felony kidnapping charges have been laid against a man from Troy, Mo., following an incident on Monday in which a 6-year-old boy was kidnapped at the behest of family members.
The boy’s aunt, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil, asked her 23-year-old co-worker, Nathan Wynn Firoved, to kidnap him in what appears to be an elaborate hoax to teach the child about the dangers of trusting strangers, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Firoved waited for the kid to walk home from school and then lured him into a pickup truck, police say. Once the boy was in the truck, Firoved allegedly told him he would never “see his mommy again” and would be “nailed to the wall of a shed.”
According to the Sheriff’s Office, at this point the boy began to cry and the suspect showed him a handgun and threatened to hurt him if he did not…
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