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Only in America: The hostages who rudely escaped their captor

An accused murderer sues his former hostages for escaping — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A fugitive who took a Kansas couple hostage in their home is suing them for $235,000. Accused murderer Jesse Dimmick claims Jared and Lindsay Rowley accepted his knifepoint offer of money to hide in their house. But the Rowleys later breached their "oral contract" by escaping as he slept, Dimmick says, "resulting in my being shot in the back by authorities."