Arizona man reportedly faked own kidnapping to get out of work
An Arizona man was so desperate to get out of work that he staged his own kidnapping, authorities said.
Brandon Soules, 19, was found with his hands tied up behind his back with a belt and a banana in his mouth near a water tower earlier this month in Coolidge, the Casa Grande Dispatch reported.
He told authorities that two masked men had kidnapped him, hit his head and knocked him unconscious, the outlet reported.
The men then drove him around before dumping him where he was found, Soules said.
But after conducting an investigation, detectives found no evidence the kidnapping occurred, the outlet reported.
Soules then confessed to authorities that he made up the story in order to get out of work, the outlet reported.
He was arrested on Feb. 17 on suspicion of false reporting to police.