updated 3/18/2005 12:37:41 PM ET 2005-03-18T17:37:41

Three Florida teen-agers are charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old boy and holding him for a $50 ransom.

Police say the three held the victim at knifepoint in a Fort Myers apartment, demanding he repay a $50 debt. When he couldn’t pay, they made him phone his father and ask him to drop the money in a planter at a Taco Bell.

The father called police, who set up undercover officers at the Taco Bell.

Police say two boys were arrested when they showed up and took the cash. The third turned himself in later.

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