German Beauty Queen Linda Dohmen Accused of Plotting Supermarket Terror Kidnapping
Linda Dohmen was apprehended along with her brother, 22-year-old Frank Dohmen, by a SWAT team at their home in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Thursday morning.
Police found weapons including an automatic machine pistol, a silencer, crowbars, knives and rubber face masks, as well as plans to abduct hostages at the Real supermarket where Linda recently worked as a cashier until winning the Miss Krefeld pageant last month.
“We have information she and he were part of a four man band planning this hostage taking for money,” said a spokesman for the State Criminal Office in Düsseldorf. “Chains for holding people were also seized from her apartment.”
Dohmen had also posted a drawing of herself and two masked men on her Facebook page in March.
Frank has been in trouble with the law before. According to the Daily Mail, he recently attempted to blackmail 2,000 people out of more than $800,000 with offers of fake loans.