Lake in the Hills man gets 15 years for attempted kidnapping of ex-boss in Des Plaines

  • Paul B. Metz

    Paul B. Metz

Updated 1/30/2021 10:31 AM

A former Lake in the Hills man has pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated kidnapping in exchange for a 15-year sentence, according to Cook County prosecutors.

Authorities say Paul B. Metz, 47, a former employee of a Des Plaines plumbing company, struck his former boss with his vehicle on May 1, 2018, in the former boss's driveway in Des Plaines. He entered his guilty plea last month, according to a Cook County state's attorney spokeswoman.


Police said Metz attempted to rob the 62-year-old and put him in his car. Metz subsequently fled. Police followed him, and he crashed his car into a townhouse about a mile away, police said.

The former boss died about five months later, police said.

Metz and the victim had been on good terms since Metz left the company 20 years earlier, according to authorities.

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