COSTA MESA, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- An armed gang who kidnapped an American tourist and her driver at gunpoint from a Ugandan national park have made frequent demands for a $500,000 ransom, which will not be paid, Ugandan police said Thursday.
Kimberly Sue Endicott was on an evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday when she and the senior guide who was behind the wheel of the vehicle were abducted at gunpoint, according to a Ugandan police news release.
An older couple made it out of the vehicle safely and were rescued after contacting the camp manager to tell them about the harrowing ordeal.
The kidnappers have demanded $500,000 ransom, which police believe was the reason behind the abduction, the released stated.
They used the victim’s cellphone to make the phone call.
The armed gang has made frequent demands for the ransom, which police said Thursday will not be paid.