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Arizona Man Fakes his Own Kidnapping to Skip Going to Work, Gets Arrested

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Brandon pleaded guilty at his sentencing hearing to false reporting and was charged a $550 fine. He admitted to making the false scenario during a police interview.

While most people use usual excuses like being sick or personal emergency to get out of work, a man in the US went overboard with his excuse and faked his own kidnapping to skip office.

19-year-old Brandon Soules, from Coolidge in Arizona, was arrested by the police on February 17 after he was accused of faking his own kidnapping. Charged with false reporting, Brandon was found by Coolidge Police with his hands tied and a bandana stuffed in his mouth on February 10. He told the police that two masked men had knocked him unconscious and left him at the place he was found.

After the investigation, the police found that his story was fabricated and police arrested Soules on February 17 after he admitted making up the story to get out of work. As per Coolidge Police’s statement, officers responded on February 10 evening at 5.25 pm to the area of 1st Street and Northern Avenue in Coolidge in reference to a male subject whose hands were bound behind his back and had a bandana stuffed in his mouth found near a water tower, reports LADbible.

The subject reported that two masked men kidnapped him from front of his house, hit his head (knocking him unconscious) and drove him around in a vehicle before they left him in the area he was found.

After an extensive investigation, police found evidence showing his story was fabricated and no kidnapping or assault occurred.

The man had alleged that the masked men kidnapped him because his father had hidden a large sum around town, the claim was also found to be false. Police said that when they looked at surveillance footage they found no signs of evidence to corroborate his story of assault, as they found no evidence of the whole scenario to be true.

On 18 February, Brandon pleaded guilty at his sentencing hearing to false reporting and was charged a $550 fine. He admitted to making the false scenario during a police interview.

It is being reported that police said Brandon was fired from his job at The Tire Factory.

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first published:February 24, 2021, 14:57 IST