Family ‘kidnapped their six-year-old’ to teach him how evil the world can be

Three Missouri women have been arrested and charged with kidnapping after they allegedly arranged for a man to kidnap their six-year-old relative because he was “too nice” and he needed a shock lesson. The man, 23-year-old Nathan Firoved of Troy, a rural town outside St Louis, has also been arrested and charged with felony kidnapping and other crimes. The boy, who has not been named, got off the school bus on Monday and Firoved lured him into a pickup truck, told him he would never “see his mommy again,” and he would be “nailed to the wall of a shed.”

Family members told investigators their primary intent was to educate the victim and felt they did nothing wrong

Police statement

The boy’s mother, aunt and grandmother wanted to teach the boy a life lesson and asked Firoved to help them. During the alleged kidnapping, which lasted around four hours, Firoved showed the boy a gun and told him he would be harmed if he didn’t stop crying, bound his hands and feet with plastic bags and covered his face with a jacket. His aunt also removed his trousers and told him he would be “sold into sex slavery.” The boy later told school officials what happened and has been placed in protective custody.