Police: Man kidnaps boss, demands money for child support

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Luis Vasconez is accused of kidnapping his boss and demanding money for child support. Luis Vasconez is accused of kidnapping his boss and demanding money for child support.
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Authorities say a Hudson County man kidnapped his boss at knifepoint and threatened to kill him because he needed money to pay his child support.

Hackensack police say that 37-year-old Luis Vasconez called his boss at Aura Car & Limo Thursday and pleaded for money to pay his child support. But the boss told Vasconez that it was against policy to loan money to new employees, according to police.

Authorities say the North Bergen man returned to work the next day brandishing a knife and forced his boss to drive to the bank to get money. Police say Vasconez threatened to kill his boss, telling him he had "nothing to lose."

Authorities say the victim entered the bank and told a teller he had been kidnapped. Police were called and Vasconez was soon arrested at the scene.

Vasconez faces multiple charges, including kidnapping and weapons possession. 

It wasn't known Tuesday if he retained an attorney.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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