On February 1, 2017 in Omsk, Russia, a 41 year old knife-wielding man broke into a house where an elderly woman and her 13 year old grand-daughter were staying. The little girl managed to call the police while the grandmother fled the house to get help. The man then went into the girl’s bedroom with a knife and took her hostage. The police arrived and tried to talk some sense into the man but he demanded that police bring him drugs or he would kill the girl, all the while holding a knife to the girl’s back. The info I have says the man was high on heroin, but it’s more likely that he was in withdrawal from the drug since he was so desperate for it. I was in opiate withdrawal more times than I can count during my addiction and still remember that desperate feeling very well, but never did I once think of taking some kid hostage to get drugs. Fortunately, the cops decided to ambush him without giving him a second to think and saved the little girl.