Maid’s iPad central to busting Bloomberg kidnap suspect


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An armed man who allegedly looked for former New York Metropolis mayor Mike Bloomberg’s daughters and kidnapped a housekeeper was arrested on Thursday, after being tracked down through the sufferer’s iPad.

Joseph Beecher is claimed to have been trying to find Bloomberg’s daughters, Emma and Georgina, after he broke into the billionaire’s Colorado ranch on Wednesday. After utilizing his truck to interrupt open the entrance gate, Beecher demanded housekeeper Amanda Edinger to inform him if the daughters have been on the property.

Beecher, 48, was previously a handyman working and residing at an residence advanced in Craig, Colorado, roughly 70 miles from the ranch.

After figuring out the daughters weren’t on the property, Beecher made Edinger drive to Wyoming, in response to courtroom filings seen by New York Every day Information. The person additionally pressured the housekeeper to withdraw money from an ATM, and advised her that he would have killed her if she have been a person.

Investigators arrested Beecher on Thursday at a motel in Cheyenne, after figuring out the housekeeper’s location through her iPad. It’s unclear whether or not the Discover My community was used, or different strategies.

It’s unknown precisely why Beecher needed to get to Bloomberg’s daughters, however he allegedly claimed he needed to “make a global scene.” On the time of his arrest, he was armed with a handgun and an AR-15.

The person additionally claimed he beforehand tried to seek out Bloomberg over the summer time, in a search of the native airport.

Beecher has been charged with kidnapping in federal courtroom, however no state expenses have been filed in opposition to him for the second.