You Know It's Bad When Americans Seek Asylum in Cuba; Couple and Kidnapped Sons Now in CubaSubmitted by Michaelwiseguy on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:55
Sheriff: Fla. Couple, Kidnapped Sons Now in Cuba
"A Florida couple suspected of kidnapping their two sons from the woman's parents are in Cuba, authorities said Monday.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received information that the Hakken family had arrived on the island nation, according to a news release. Investigators say they're working with the FBI and the U.S. State Department to verify their reports.
It wasn't immediately clear what, if anything, authorities could do to retrieve the family from Cuba. An email seeking comment from the State Department wasn't immediately returned.
The sheriff's office alleges that Joshua Michael Hakken entered his mother-in-law's house north of Tampa early Wednesday, tied her up and fled with his sons, 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase."