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Man fakes his own abduction to avoid girlfriend’s wrath
Not exactly a criminal mastermind. Rahmell Pettway needed a good excuse to explain his two-week absence from his Bedford-Stuyvesant home to his girlfriend. So he faked his own abduction, tying himself up with duct tape on the side of a street. When found, he told police that two men in a light-blue minivan had first abducted him and then dumped him there. The problem? The roll of duct tape was still dangling from his wrists. This made the police suspicious, and soon Pettway confessed the whole scheme. They arrested him for filing a false report.

Brooklyn man fakes his own kidnapping to explain two-week absence to girlfriend
nypost.com

authorities grew suspicious of his account, and Pettway soon confessed to the hoax, saying he had gone AWOL for a couple of weeks and was terrified of facing his significant other. Residents said about 10 cops patrolled and taped off the area a day after the faker was first found. "The officers were asking him, 'Are you OK? Are you OK?' " said Lisa, 29, who lives across the street from the bogus scene, and who was shocked to hear his kidnapping was all a maneuver to avoid the woman in his life.
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Tue Mar 05, 2013
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