A teenager from Arizona was arrested by the authorities after he faked his own kidnapping in order to get out of work.
We have all made up bizarre scenarios to get out of work for a day but this teenager’s little feat takes the cake. A 19-year-old from Arizona has been arrested for faking his own kidnapping in order to get out of work.
The police revealed that on 10th February, Brandon Soules was found with his hands tied with his own belt and a bandanna in his mouth in Coolidge. He told the police that two men in masks had knocked him unconscious, before taking him near a water tower in the city and dumping him there.
This media release is being published to supply facts and address a number rumors that are circulating regarding an...Posted by Coolidge Police Department on Wednesday, February 17, 2021
After investigating the scene, police found no evidence of the criminal activity that the 19-year-old had described. Hence, after some pestering Soules confessed to having fabricated the story to get out of his job at The Tire Factory.
The boy was arrested on Wednesday (February 17) and has since been fired from his job.
While talking about the event, the Coolidge Police said,
“Coolidge Police officers responded that 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 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. n extensive investigation was conducted by Coolidge detectives and evidence was discovered showing his story was fabricated and no kidnapping or assault occurred. Brandon Soules 19 years of age was arrested on February 17, 2021, for false reporting and admitted during an interview that he made up the story as an excuse to get out of work.”
This was the photo that was released with the statement.
Commander Mark Tercero said,
“He informed us that he, at first, stuffed a bandanna in his mouth, and afterward he took off his own belt and bound his hands with his own belt. And laid on the ground and scooted out to the side of the road where somebody could see him and waited.”
Police started to become suspicious of his account of the "kidnapping" after they checked CCTV footage from around his home.
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