Spain: Son faked his own kidnapping to get $730 from his mother

Son faked his own kidnap to get €600 from his mother

He confessed to police that he had made it all up. Photo: Policia Nacional

A 21-year-old Spaniard has been arrested for faking his own kidnapping to extort money from his mother to pay a debt.

The distraught mother turned to police after receiving ransom demands via message to her mobile phone.

She turned up at the police station in Parla, a dormitory town south of Madrid last Thursday despite warnings not to go to authorities.

She was told to leave $730 in cash at a secret location. “If you want to see your son again and live the rest of your life in peace”.

Officers immediately leaped into action following established protocol for kidnappings but quickly located the 21-year-old walking freely around the town.

Under questioning he admitted that he had faked the ordeal because he was desperately short of cash and needed to pay an outstanding debt, a statement from Spain’s National Police said.

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