Reporting Tony Zazza
We all know that when we were kids, we would have done anything to keep our parents from finding out about trouble we got into at school. An 11-year-old boy in Spain was so worried about his parents finding out about his poor grades that he faked his own kidnapping.
The whole plan would have worked… if he father wasn’t a police officer.
On the afternoon that the parents were supposed to attend a conference with the boy’s teacher, the boy sent a text message to his father saying that he had been nabbed while taking out the garbage and stuffed into the trunk of a blue car. He told his father that he didn’t know where he was being taken.
Panicked, the father contacted his superiors in the police department who issued a nationwide alert across Spain and even in to Portugal in case the “kidnappers” had fled the area or the country.
The jig was up not two hours later when the father noticed that keys to the family’s spare apartment were missing. The father found his son hiding in the apartment, safe and sound. The boy confessed his fears about his parents speaking to his teachers and that he had concocted the fake abduction as a diversion to keep the meeting from happening.