UPDATE: Road trip at gunpoint

N.B. woman made up the story about gunman forcing her to drive him to Toronto

UPDATE: Kidnapping was a scam. Marcia Simmons confessed that her story was made up, and now the RCMP are treating it as a case of public mischief. Police say Simmons went to Toronto for personal reasons, and did so without notifying her family, who reported her missing after she failed to pick up her daughter.

(Aug. 10, 2009) The unidentified woman was at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone park in Woodstock, New Brunswick, picking out a spot to take her daughter camping that night. She was sitting in her car when a man approached and flashed a gun. He slid into the back seat and told her to drive to Toronto. They arrived 14 hours later, and the man took some money but left her unharmed. She’s still in the city, but plans to come home to her family in the next couple of days. Police are examining her car and looking for a five-foot-eight, 21-year-old man of medium build with facial piercings and star tattoos on his neck.

Toronto Star

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