Man Kidnapped Woman, Forced Her To Watch ‘Roots’ To ‘Understand Her Racism'
Robert Lee Noye, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was accused of holding a woman captive and forcing her to watch “Roots” so she could “better understand her racism,” The Gazette reported.
“Roots” is a nine-hour minisearies that chronicles author Alex Haley’s family line, from the capture and enslavement of his ancestor Kunta Kinte to the liberation of his descendants.
When the woman tried to move, Noye, 52, told her to “remain seated and watch the movie with him or he would kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380 on the way to Chicago,” the complaint said.
Noye faces first-degree harassment and false imprisonment charges.