Jimmy Lee Dykes


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Jimmy Lee Dykes was a man who hated authority. He was known for ranting and raving against the government, law enforcement, and the rules society is forced to follow. He had what he believed was a message that would change the world, and only kidnapping a hostage would get the government and the people of America to take him seriously.

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Jimmy Lee Dykes. Dykes spent a year plotting his master plan. In January 2013, he enacted his plan by kidnapping a five-year-old boy off a school bus and taking him to a customized underground bunker. The seven days that followed became known as the Alabama bunker hostage crisis, a crisis that ended with the death of Dykes and the rescue of the little boy he kidnapped.

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