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Source: ABC

The Incredible True Story of Kidnapping Victim Mary Stauffer Is Being Made Into a Lifetime Movie

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If you’re a fan of true crime, Lifetime’s upcoming film, Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story, will introduce you to a 39-year-old case that’s almost too crazy to be believed. 

How I Met Your Mother alum Alyson Hannigan stars as the titular hero — high school teacher and missionary Mary Stauffer — who was held captive alongside her 8-year-old daughter Beth by a former student for 53 days in 1980. Scroll down for a closer look at the remarkable true story.

The terrifying true story began when Ming Sen Shiue kidnapped Mary Stauffer and Beth as they were leaving a salon.

The 29-year-old had been stalking his algebra teacher for years and even broke into her in-laws’ house after mistaking it for her residence. Once inside, he tied up the couple at gunpoint and threatened to kill them if they ever reported the home invasion to police. They kept the secret until Mary's abduction five years later.