Mennonite imposters used drones to track children in attempted kidnappings

Justin Rohrlich
Mennonite imposters used drones to track children in attempted kidnappings

A group of would-be kidnappers posing as Mennonites in an attempt to snatch five children from their families tracked their movements using a drone, according to a newly-unsealed court document. The new document, a search warrant application filed by the FBI under seal at the end of January, reveals previously-unknown details about the bizarre 2018 plot, which involved Frank Jesse Amnott, a registered nurse in Pensacola, Florida; Amnott’s wife Jennifer, a hospital coordinator who also worked as a doula; a high school lacrosse coach; and a Maryland woman masquerading as a secret agent. Frank and Jen Amnott desperately wanted to start a family of their own but weren’t able to conceive.