52-year-old Robert Lee Noye was arrested in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday for allegedly kidnapping a woman and forcing her to watch ‘Roots’ — the 1977 TV miniseries about slavery in the United States.
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A criminal complaint stated Noye forced the victim to watch the show, which is a nine-hour historical miniseries about slavery in the U.S. through the post-Civil War era, “so she could better understand her racism.”
The complaint also stated the suspect told the victim he would “kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380 on the way to Chicago” if she did not sit and watch the show.
The Gazette reports Noye is charged with first-degree harassment and false imprisonment.
Forced to watch ‘Roots’? Police should’ve thrown in a torture charge too.