“Haitian Hillbilly is a former radio star on that island nation. Unfortunately, being something of a sensation in Haiti sets one up as a target. And it wasn’t long before Maximilien and a colleague from North Carolina were kidnapped and held for ransom in Port-au-Prince’s notorious Cite de Soleil slum. This being Haiti, the ransom was stolen a few times before any money actually made it back to the bad guys. And when it finally did, the hostage-holders decided the amount was insufficient. So they released the colleague and kept Maximilien until more loot could be raised. All in all he spent five days in captivity”.