Its been a while since i have been on line. I have to share this unbelievable experience that I had. It started on Thursday night July 23rd at 9:30pm and was finally over Friday morning July 24th at 7:30 am. I had been working on a friends lap top for about 2 weeks during virus repair. My Friend owns his own dump truck company and on Thursday night he said he was coming into town briefly from one job before heading back out of town on another. he asked if i could bring the laptop by his shop. i agreed and arrived about 9:30 to a armed robbery in progress. I was held at gun point by 4 men over night along with 7 other people (a few truck drivers, my friend, a man who owned the business next door and then 2 friends of the owners who came by to ask him for help repairing their vehicle. We were being held for a ransom of $10,000. Luckily the man who owned the shop next door had a wife who was concerned and noticed his truck parked out side their business but no sign of him. she went back and watched the surveillance video and saw my friend being chased by a man with a gun and she called police. the swat team got us out at 7:30 am the next morning and all 4 men were caught on the scene. you can find info on the web from various news stories by doing a search for 8 held hostage lee's summit Missouri. there are several news videos at kc channel 9 news as well. what a mind screw isn't it? we all really thought that we were living out our last moments that night.