The girl student's kidnapping incident that occured end of last month surprised us not only for the criminals' wild method but also the richness of the victim's mother. The mother of kidnapped university student is a famous doctor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. And she often appear on the TV program and she was introduced as a rich lady. So criminal troop believed that they could get much money by making threat against the life of her daughter. But actualythe mother's income isn't so much as the amount reported on the TV programs. Probably it's a kind of fake plotted by the TV producers.
Please read the follow-up report of the kidnapping incident as follows: http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/waiwai/face/news/20060630p2g00m0dm016000c.html
splash:to spend a lot of money on something celebrity:a famous living person [= star]: surgeon: a doctor who does operations in a hospital ordeal:a terrible or painful experience that continues for a period of time shove:to push someone or something in a rough or careless way, using your hands or shoulders: hastily:quickly, perhaps too quickly [= hurriedly]: unwarranted:done without good reason, and therefore annoying: purport:(formal) to claim to be or do something, even if this is not true clumsy:a clumsy action or statement is said or done carelessly or badly, and likely to upset someone: captor:someone who is keeping another person prisoner [↪ captive]: crook:(informal) a dishonest person or a criminal: cinch:(American English) something that will definitely happen, or someone who will definitely do something captive:kept in prison or in a place that you are not allowed to leave: footage:cinema film showing a particular event: swarm:if people swarm somewhere, they go there as a large, uncontrolled crowd: custody:when someone is kept in prison until they go to court, because the police think they have committed a crime: assault:a military attack to take control of a place controlled by the enemy chagrin:annoyance and disappointment because something has not happened the way you hoped pounce:to suddenly move forward and attack someone or something, after waiting to attack them: