Hello there. Basically in my story a group of terrorists kidnap a woman and hold her for ransom. They sent out ransom videos online, wearing masks and gloves, and threatening the public and the government with a deadline and that more will come if their demands are not met. No one knows who the kidnap victim is, because in the internet video, she has a hood over her head the whole time, and she is shot in close up, so you mostly see the hood, and not her body or clothes. The kidnappers make the video untraceable, of course, so the police have to find them by other means. Now the kidnap victim is actually working with the kidnappers and she is in on the scheme, only acting as a hostage. Now I need the police to get there, rescue her, and go after the kidnappers. They escape accept for one, who is surrenders and is arrested. The victim tells the police though that no kidnapping took place, and that her, and the defendant, and the other masked men who ran away, are good friends and they were just role playing at her home, and that some mistake must have been made. This is the plot for the first act, which sets the rest of the plot in motion. However, I need a way for the police to find the place to rescue her, and arrest one of them in the first place. I could write it so that the kidnappers are broadcasting the video from a basement of a house, that is near an internet cafe. That way the cops cannot track which wireless router the video came from since the cafe has lots of signals coming out of it. The cops can however, track it back to that vicinity, and go from house to house until they find the right one. However, I need the kidnappers to get off the hook, since no kidnapping ever happened. This would mean that they also have to get off the hook for illegally broadcasting a ransom video as well. Now since no kidnapping actually happened and the woman is the defendant's friend, her and the defendant's defense would have to be that there must have been a real group of kidnapper's in the vicinity and the police just happen to bust in on them, when they were role playing with a camera, but the kidnap set up and costumes are the same, with the kidnappers wearing ski masks, and the victim wearing a hood, etc. However, would this be too much of a coincidence for the court to accept? You can tell the police that there must have been different people that were kidnappers in the vicinity who had the same looking masks, with a female hostage, with a hood, but would it work? Even if they have no proof cause no kidnapping ever happened, would the judge continue with a trial and want to sell to a jury that the defendant is guilty based on a huge, unlikely coincidence alone? Or would they let him go, cause they need more proof? If this does not work, perhaps a cop could be on regular patrol, and come across the fake kidnapping by accident somehow? But this also results in a convenient coincidence, not for the court, but for the reader. What do you think? I just need a way to open it and have the cops find the place to build into the rest of the story. Thanks for the input .