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Grandparents of Kidnapped Boys Speak Out

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida grandparents of two young boys say the children seem unaware that their parents had kidnapped them and thought their trip to Cuba was just a vacation.

Patricia and Bob Hauser spoke to the media Thursday outside their home in Tampa. They say they want to get the boys back to a normal schedule and "just be carefree little boys again."

The grandparents have legal custody of 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase. Neither child has mentioned the trip to Cuba last week.

Their parents, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, were charged with kidnapping the boys and ordered to remain in jail without bond.

The boys appeared briefly during the press conference, saying "hi" to reporters. Cole jokingly stuck out his tongue as Chase held onto his toy cars.


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