Hendrik Snoek a former German show jumper who later became a businessman. Snoek was heir to a supermarket fortune. He was kidnapped on 3 November 1976 and held for a DM 5,000,000 ransom. He was discovered tied up under a motorway bridge, by a lorry driver, after the ransom was paid by his father and considerable amount of the ransom was eventually recovered. He was a founder of the Westphalian Horse Museum in Münster.
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