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Wondery Presents: Even the Rich - Kidnapping American Royalty: The Patty Hearst Story

2022-01-18

One night, 19-year-old college student Patty Hearst, who happened to be the heir to the Hearst newspaper fortune, was kidnapped from her apartment. She was kept in a closet for weeks, while her captors demanded millions from the Hearst family and the release of their imprisoned co-conspirators. But after she was released, she shocked the world when she robbed a bank with her captors and announced that her name was now Tania. In an all-new series of EVEN THE RICH, dive into the wild and unpredictable story of Patty Hearst.

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I generation y. We look into true crime cases that fascinate and confound. I want to tell you about a podcast that is covering a true crime case that shocked the world on an all new season. Wonder he's even the rich looks at the strange and fascinating case of the kidnapping of Patty Hearst one night. Nineteen year old college student, Patty Hearst, who happened to be the heir to the Hearst newspaper fortune, was kidnapped from her apartment. She was kept in the closet for weeks, while her captors demanded millions from the Hearst family and the release of their imprisoned, co conspirators. But after she was released, she's shocked the world when she robbed a bank with her captors and announced that her name was now Tanya and in all new series of even the rich, not even to the wild and unpredictable story of Patty Hearst. When Patty was kidnapped by a cult like band of criminals, she had to survive any way she could doing things. She never thought
it was she brainwashed or wish you a victim of Stockholm syndrome. Even the rich explores what was going on in the mind of petty Hearst during the strange events of her kidnapping, you're about to hear a preview of even the rich lawyer. Listening follow even the rich on Apple podcast, Amazon, music, Spotify or you can. Ad free, by joining wonder plus in the wondering at a quick heads up, this episode contain swearing, but you probably already knew that. It statuary fourth, nineteen, seventy four in Berkeley, California, it's about nine p m and I Ten year old Patty is curled up on the couch. Next to her boyfriend, Steve he's the channels for mission impossible. This is back when it was still a tv series. she's absent mindedly finger, brushing her Farrah Fawcett bangs. Tell me it's the seventies without telling
It's the seventies seriously. I can smell the peculiar oil from here. we re patties already gotten ready for bed, though she's than a Terry cloth robe with some alpaca slippers, while other Berkeley, in our joining marches and getting political parties more. nineteen going on forty. She just wants to play house with her boyfriend, Steve finally find mission impossible, and they both settled deeper into the couch, is looking like an their blissfully ordinary night as fake forty year olds until the door Bell rings, they're not expecting anyone, but Steve gets up to answer the door. Patty stays put on the couch through the front doors, frosted glass. She can see the outline of someone or something outside a strange bulky shape. That one person or two it doesn't look right, but before she can call out wait Steve opens the door
a young slender woman with frizzy blonde hair steps into the doorway and starts talking at top speed. I'm so sorry I backed up too quickly and I had a car and I think it might be yours. So can I please pretty? Please come inside and use your phone Patty sphere Instant turns into annoyance she'll let Steve handle this. She gets up off the couch and heads to the bedroom she's going to bed early when Patty turns back around it takes for a moment to process what's happening. two men with guns are forcing their way into the apartment, the blonde woman already inside she reaches out and grow. patties arm FARC yeah, Patties parents always warned her. She may get robbed living in this neighborhood. She just ignored them, thought they were exaggerating. She starts to scream, but the woman's prepared for that She forces a gag into patties mouth and then her vision goes dark, she's been blindfolded. One of the men knock Steve to the ground.
Stevie I'll. Take my wallet. Take anything you want, but the man, They make a move for Steve's wallet. He just hit him again and again until leaves not moving. Oh my god. Two pairs of strong hands grab patties, rests and forced her to start walking. she struggles and kicks, but she's only five to the hand, don't let go of her. The cold night air hits Patty like a warning shot. She finally understand what's happening. These people could have taken their tv or her jewelry, but they did it. They know exactly who she is she's, not some random college student she's, one of the richest Tina
Yours and America in this isn't a robbery. This is so much worse. This is a kidnapping. You ve just heard a preview of even the rich. Listen to the rest of this episode. Wherever you get your podcast
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