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Dispatches From Crazyville

Sure, finding an affordable home-repair guy is tough, but for the folks who abducted a handyman, it could also mean serious jail time. A couple in San Jose, Calif., kept a repairman hostage for seven hours, beating and threatening him—all because they wanted a working dishwasher. The handyman escaped, called the cops, and, well, the rest of the story will be told by their lawyers. [ABC 7 via Gawker]