A week after the family reported they were kidnapped from a bus, an American couple is being held for ransom in Haiti.
Jean Dickens Toussaint and his wife, Abigail Toussaint, of Tamarac, Fla., were visiting family members in Haiti when they were kidnapped on a bus trip from Port-au-Prince on March 18.
A family friend who met the couple at the airport and escorted them on the bus was also kidnapped, her niece Christie told ABC Miami affiliate WPLG.
“They stopped the bus at a stop and asked the Americans on the bus and their escorts to get off the bus, and then they gave them a lift,” Christie said.
The couple, both 33, have been “missing” since being forced off the bus at gunpoint.
Her church colleagues at First Haitian Baptist Church in Pompano Beach created a petition on Change.org asking for support and prayers. The petition generated nearly 1,500 signatures.
Jean and Abigail, both 33, have a son who will be 2 next week. The child was not with them when they were kidnapped. A family member told Local 10 News they paid the $6,000 ransom demand to release the couple.
But the kidnappers then simply increased the ransom to $400,000.
After we sent that money, they tried to bump the price up to $200,000 per person, and we don’t have that kind of money,” she said.
“We were very concerned when they said they were going, we told them not to go, but they wanted to go,” said another relative, Nikese Toussaint.
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