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Ala. Hostage Gets Toy Car, Cheez-Its

There’s a tragically heartwarming development in the case of the 5-year-old boy who has been held captive underground in Alabama for almost a week, as the FBI said Sunday that it had delivered a red Hot Wheels car and Cheez-It crackers for the boy, along with food and medicine. Jimmy Lee Dykes boarded a bus last week, shot and killed the driver, and kidnapped the boy—who has a mild form of autism—and took him to a bunker, believed to be 8 by 6 feet. Authorities say Dykes “continues to make the environment as comfortable as possible for the child,” though, after being held hostage for seven days now, the boy “is most likely terrified.”

February 4, 2013 12:16 PM