Florida police are searching for two young boys allegedly kidnapped in the middle of the night by their ‘anti-government’ parents. Police say that the boys’ father, Joshua Hakken broke into the home of his sons’ maternal grandmother, tied her up with zip ties and then took the boys. 4-year-old Cole Hakken and his 2-year-old brother Chase Hakken are believed to be on a sailboat, somewhere in the Gulf Of Mexico. The vessel is a 25-foot, 1972 Morgan sailboat with a registration number of FL3717BK. According to the Florida Department Of Law Enforcement boat has a blue hull. The name “Salty” appears with a picture of a paw near the back of the hull on each side, and a white sail with blue trim.
The boys’ grandmother has had custody of them since their father was arrested for selling drugs in front of undercover officers at an “anti-government” rally in June of 2012.
According to NBC in a previous release, the Sheriff’s department said,
“both suspects are anti-government and have attempted a previous abduction at gun point in Louisiana.”
Anyone with information about where the children are should contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department at 813-247-8200 or 911.