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Man Charged With Kidnapping Ex-Boss

Posted February 7, 2008

— A Hope Mills man has been arrested on kidnapping charges in the attempted abduction of his former boss, authorities said.

Brandon Brooks was upset over getting fired and drove to the man's home Tuesday morning with a friend, authorities said. Brooks and his friend, Christopher Ray Britt, ordered the man at gunpoint to leave his home, and they tried to force him into a vehicle before he fought them off and they left, authorities said.

Brooks was fired on Jan. 30 from his job as a quality-control worker at Mountaire Farms, a chicken farm near Lumber Bridge in Robeson County, authorities said.

Brooks, 21, of 4419 Pensacola Drive, and Britt, 20, of 2807 Covington Farm Road in Shannon, were each charged with first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, conspiracy and aiding and abetting. Both men were being held in the Hoke County Jail on $90,000 secured bonds.


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  • PDMARTIN Feb 8, 2008

    That was one of those "hey ya'll watch this" moments

  • Amused Feb 7, 2008

    That should be 4 words.

  • Amused Feb 7, 2008

    Outlaw summed it up in 3 words! LOL!

  • TarheelTurtle Feb 7, 2008

    Thefensk; TOO funny! Wonder what he did to merit the firing in the first place?

  • Outlaw Josey Wales Feb 7, 2008

    You can't fix stupid.....

  • emilypaige Feb 7, 2008

    PrayerWorks - I can't help but notice some things - and I don't think you meant Angier (I know you meant anger) but if you've ever been through Angier.... :-)

  • pirate03 Feb 7, 2008

    Would you like fries with that?

  • garnertoy Feb 7, 2008

    now he in worse shape than having a job

  • mayor Feb 7, 2008

    Burger King - oooooops

  • mayor Feb 7, 2008

    Maybe they were trying to take him to Burger Kink for breakfast...