[News Script: Kidnap] Part: 1 of 4
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It's a bad moment a . Compton's Har ware Store in Ft.
Worth. 69-myear-old Frank Compton tells officers his 40.
year-old son, Alton, has been, kidnapped by an l3,.year-.old
boy armed with a shotgun taken from the store operated by
the Compton's at 65-l East Lancaster. He says a well-
mannered, polite boy asked to look over the store to
gather material for a school theme on Hardware stores.
says the took a shotgun from the gun rackM
and they drove off in
marched Alton out of the store
Compton's pickup truck.
Altonts wife registers relief when word arrives that her
husband is safe in Weatherford, three hours after the
abduction, and that the bdy is in custody of officers.
At the Parker County Courthouse, the adolescent kidnapper
unfolds his story. ll--year.old Ronnie Davis of Arlington
says he kidnapped Compton because he was running away from
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Kidnap], item, September 19, 1961; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc959538/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.