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Kidnapping American Royalty: The Patty Hearst Story | Captive

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Imagine if Paris Hilton was kidnapped back when she was just a teenager – and that nobody, not even the FBI, could find her. Now imagine that, ten weeks later, she finally reemerges – waving a gun and robbing a bank alongside the people who kidnapped her.

It sounds too far-fetched to be true, but a version of this story really did happen. Back in 1974, left-wing terrorists abducted nineteen-year-old heiress Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. And two months later, Patty publicly joined their cause.

But was Patty a participant or a victim? Was she a teenage girl who did what she had to do to survive, or a rich young woman who loved the thrill of being on the other side?

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