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Man kidnaps himself to get out of going to work

By T.K. Randall
February 25, 2021 · Comment icon 32 comments

This is not the way to bunk off work... Image Credit: Coolidge Police
A 19-year-old man from Arizona recently came up with a completely ridiculous plan to get the day off work.
Usually when someone decides that they really can't be bothered going to work they'll simply phone in sick, but for one Coolidge resident earlier this month, that just wasn't going to cut it.

So desperate was he to get the day off work, that he decided to fake his own kidnapping.

19-year-old Brandon Soules was found and 'rescued' by police later the same day lying at the side of the road with his hands tied behind his back and a crumpled bandanna shoved in his mouth.

He told officers that he had been hit over the head by two masked men, driven to the spot next to the highway and unceremoniously dumped at the roadside.
An investigation however quickly revealed that this was false - there had been no kidnapping - and when confronted about it Soules didn't take long to fess up that he had fabricated the whole thing.

"First, the subject informed the police that two masked men kidnapped him, struck him in the head and took him to a vehicle before leaving him in the area where [he] was found," the police wrote.

"Coolidge investigators conducted a thorough investigation and evidence was found that his story was made up and that there was no kidnapping or assault."

He was quickly arrested and charged with filing a false police report.

He won't have to go to work any more either as his employer fired him as soon as they found out.

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Comment icon #23 Posted by Hawken 3 years ago
And Bubba Wallace + AOC.
Comment icon #24 Posted by acute 3 years ago
Piney is a proud Red Yorkshireman. He boasts (endlessly) about injuns from Bradford scalping better than anyone else.     
Comment icon #25 Posted by mesuma 3 years ago
No it says "left"
Comment icon #26 Posted by Tom1200 3 years ago
So now we can add 'liar' to the list of insults we can call you1?  NOBODY would rather be a Scouser than an anything.  Even Scousers would rather be something else, but nowhere will 'ave 'em. i) Scousers are from Liverpool.  ii) Nobody likes liver.  iii) ergo nobody likes Scousers.  QED.  "♫ Maybee it's becaaz aah'm a Landiner, that aah lav Landin Taahn. ♫"   1 "American", "gender unfluid", "never faked his own kidnapping to get out of work or a marriage? - what a lightweight", "♫ Piney is a cl*dking, Piney is a cl*dking, na naa na na, na naa na na ♫"
Comment icon #27 Posted by XenoFish 3 years ago
I did say 2021 would be the year of stupidity.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Piney 3 years ago
       I like calf liver with fried onions and chicken livers covered with garlic powder or in my gravy...... 
Comment icon #29 Posted by Tom1200 3 years ago
... with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Piney 3 years ago
Chaddsford Niagara
Comment icon #31 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
It's Corona's fault!
Comment icon #32 Posted by WolfHawk 3 years ago
If you want a day off work, WHY would you want to spend it lying by the side of the road??!!

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