British Man Fakes Kidnapping So He Can Stay Out Drinking With Friends
The woman called her 32-year-old boyfriend who was told by the person who answered that a £50 ransom had to be paid for him to return home.
An extensive police investigation was then launched as houses were searched, before a man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap.
He told officers it was a ‘ruse’ so the man could continue drinking, and was subsequently released without charge.
The ‘kidnapped’ man was then found at a house on Shurmer Street at about 1.20am on Saturday August 23 where he told officers it was a ‘wind up’.
He was arrested and given a fixed penalty notice for wasting police time.
Detective Inspector Jo Clawson, said: “The man’s girlfriend was absolutely beside herself with worry and genuinely concerned that he would come to harm.
“Rightfully, based on what she knew at the time, the matter was reported to police.
“Considerable resources and time then went into finding this man, who it transpires made the entire thing up so he could stay out and party.
“This is without doubt one of the most foolish and irresponsible incidents I have been involved in.”
The extensive enquiry, which involved more than a dozen police officers, consisted of house to house questioning, checking of CCTV in the Daubhill area where the man had been earlier and analysis of mobile telephone with a view to trying to locate him.
If this guy is so henpecked that he can’t tell his woman “Look, I’m going out with my boys tonight. I’ll be home late. Fall back.” then he probably needs to break up with her.
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