Tampa couple accused of kidnapping have strong distrust of U.S. - WRBL

Tampa couple accused of kidnapping have strong distrust of U.S.

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Newly released documents show that Joshua and Sharyn Hakken had strong distrust of the U.S. Government.

The Tampa couple are in jail and face a variety of charges related to the kidnapping of their own children.

In April, authorities say Joshua Hakken tied up his mother in law and fled with the children.

An Amber Alert was issued, but a tip led authorities to find the Hakken's in Havana harbor, on their boat with the children.

The Cuban government returned the Hakkens to U.S. Authorities.

According the documents released by Hillsborough County Attorney Mark Ober at the request of the media, the Hakken's were seeking political asylum from the Cuban government.

They also wrote letters to several embassies in Cuba asking for political asylum.

The Hakkens appealed to the governments of the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Panama, and Costa Rica.

In a form letter to each of those nations, the Hakkens say that Joshua Hakken went to the U.S. Air Force Academy, but while there they say he was the victim of torture and mind control experiments.

The Hakkens say they are also under mind control by the C.I.A and under surveillance by the N.S.A.

The Hakkens also claim they are under microwave radiation attacks and they suspect they were drugged by authorities in their Tampa home.

Photos show the Hakkens had "to do" list for their Cuba trip including what items they should take with them.

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