That ole fake kidnapping story that’s been overtaking news circles over the last week was shocking as it was. While it was definitely confirmed to be a joke to offset a spoiling of a surprise party (and etc), the folks behind it are now saying that the lil’ prank was inspired by you and I’s favorite Will Ferrell comedy, Old School.
DeJesus’ daughter Melody, 29, spearheaded the plan to abduct her boyfriend, Cristian Joe…
The plan was set in motion when Joe, a software developer who turned 30 March 26, learned that Melody and other pals from St. John’s University were preparing a surprise party for him.
To “throw him off,” DeJesus and five others plotted to snatch Joe and DeJesus off the streets of Washington Heights, where she has an apartment, sources said.
Joe’s investment-banker roommate Hamlet Pena, 29, rented a black 2010 Town and Country minivan, sources said. And the pals rented a house in Lake Harmony, Pa., for the weekend.
At around 7 p.m. Friday, Joe and DeJesus, who was carrying two heavy bags, were walking along Haven Avenue near West 173rd Street when a minivan zoomed up and two men popped out.