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Arizona Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping Just To Escape Work

Arizona Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping Just To Escape Work

The man told the police that the "kidnapping" was over a large amount of money that his father had hidden somewhere around town. 

Nineteen-year-old Brandon Soules was found roughed up and helpless in Coolidge, a city 55 miles from Phoenix. He claimed that he was kidnapped but on investigating, the police found out that he had faked it all to escape going to work, reported ABC13

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Soules had apparently told the police that he had been kidnapped by two masked men. "He informed us that he at first stuffed a bandanna in his mouth. Afterwards, he took off his own belt and bound his hands with his own belt. (He) laid on the ground and scooted out on the side of the road so somebody could see him and waited," A Coolidge Police Department official said. Atleast for a while his plan worked, the Police were called to the scene by a passerby. "He informed us that he was hit in the head and stuffed in a car in front of his home and this occurred after 7 o'clock in the morning, but when we located video surveillance in front of his home, we were able to see no such thing," the police official said.
Soules had apparently explained that the "kidnapping" was over a large amount of money that his father had hidden somewhere around town. 

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His elaborate story, along with the slew of text message evidence he claimed to have, were all made up, the police stated. "Coolidge Police Department detectives brought him in on the 17th of February and we questioned him. After we showed him all the information, he admitted that he fabricated the story because he didn't want to go to work," the police official said. Soules doesn't have to worry about his job anymore as the police informed that he has been fired from The Tire Factory in Coolidge where he worked.

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The Police posted about the incident on Facebook which read, "...a male subject whose hands were bound behind his back with a belt and had a bandana stuffed in his mouth. Initially, the subject reported to officers that two masked men kidnapped him, hit his head (knocking him unconscious) and drove him around in a vehicle before they left him in the area he was found. An extensive investigation was conducted by Coolidge detectives and evidence was discovered showing his story was fabricated and no kidnapping or assault occurred." 



 


Soules was charged with reporting false information and the Police said that he pleaded guilty to the crime. "It was very important that we put out that media release to let people know that our community is still safe and there are not two masked men running about kidnapping people," police said. They also pointed out that it was a waste of resources, officers, fire, EMS, as well as the hospital that treated his self-inflicted wounds, ABC13 reported. 


References: 

https://abc13.com/10369420/