Delorean (music group)

Spanish dance band Delorean victim of 'virtual kidnap' in Mexico

Spanish dance band Delorean victim of 'virtual kidnap' in Mexico

A planned Mexico City tour stop turned into a nightmare for the Spanish electronica quartet Delorean over the weekend.

Delorean was the victim of what police described as a "virtual kidnapping," in which members of the group were held for several days in a hotel while terrified family members were told to pay a large ransom or they'd be harmed. "Virtual kidnapping" is a new form of crime in Mexico, in which the perpetrators play on fears of violence to extract ransoms even when the victims aren't in immediate danger.

The full story is still emerging, but early reports from...

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