By Todd Quinones
Radnor Township, PA (KYW/CNN) - A parking ticket in front of a flower shop helped police in Pennsylvania stop a kidnapping plot.
Police say the driver had a grand plan to get a lot of money.
He's 76-years-old, and police allege John Felder was organized and determined. Police say he had flex cuffs, stolen license plates, six cell phones, and even night vision equipment, all for his plan to kidnap a Villanova man, and hold him for ransom in the Poconos.
"Things like this are disturbing, regardless of where they occur," said Supt. Bill Colarulo with the Radnor Township Police Department.
Radnor police contend Felder bought flowers at a local flower shop, put on a toupee, and posed as a flower delivery man.
The 76-year-old then, according to police, knocked on the victim's door last Wednesday just before 8 p.m.
"As he handed the floral arrangement over to the individual, he reached into his pocket, pulled out a taser, and fired a taser at the homeowner," said Supt. Colarulo.
The victim was able to shut the door and call police as Felder fled. Because he received a ticket in front of the flower shop police identified him and placed a warrant out for his arrest.
That came in handy a few days later when police say Felder tried buying a gun in the Poconos.
"When Mr. Felder tried to purchase this firearm, the warrant popped up and he was immediately apprehended," said Supt. Colarulo.
Using a real estate website, police say Felder, who lives in Miami, Florida, developed a hit list of homes in wealthy neighborhoods, and he specifically targeted the Mainline family believing they would have money to pay a ransom. He even wrote a ransom note.
"He asked for specified amounts of money and gold coins because they would be harder to trace," said Supt. Colarulo.
Felder is being held on $185,000 bail.
Police say he admitted to his kidnapping plans, but claimed he never intended to harm anyone. They add that Felder has no criminal record.