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A thriller kidnapping: Frédéric Dard's daughter was kidnapped on March 23, 1983


THE FACT OF YESTERDAY – 40 years ago, the daughter of the famous novelist, Joséphine, was kidnapped in the middle of the night in the family home and released against a ransom of two million Swiss francs.

I'll give it to you but give me back my kid, shit.

The anguish can be guessed in the familiar tone used by Frédéric Dard on March 23, 1983. At the other end of the line, the kidnapper of his daughter Joséphine, 12 and a half years old.

In Vendoeuvres in Switzerland, where he is based, the famous writer author of the adventures of Commissioner San Antonio has been caught up in reality.

The gardener's ladder

The abduction of Joséphine Dard is kept secret until the little girl is freed and the details of the case are not published in the press until March 26.

In the calm night of this Geneva residential suburb, the kidnapper simply used the gardener's ladder placed on the facade to enter the room of the young Josephine located on the first floor of the family home.


I was sleeping and I thought it was dad in my room

," the granddaughter later confided.

The kidnapper grabs her, chloroforms her and tries to inject her with a sedative.

Clumsy, he goes about it several times and scratches it...

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Source: lefigaro

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