A family in Troy, Missouri has been arrested for faking a kidnapping, all to teach their six-year-old son to stop being, "too nice" to strangers.

Last Monday, the boy's 38-year-old aunt had a 23-year-old coworker lure the kid into his pickup truck when he got off the school bus. Then the guy took him to a shed, tied him up, and put a bag over his head.

Then he took off the boy's pants and told him he was being sold into sex slavery. Meanwhile, the boy's 25-year-old mother and his 58-year-old grandmother were on the phone with the guy the entire time.

When the cops found out and questioned everyone, the family didn't think they did anything wrong, they said their goal was to educate the boy, and they succeeded.

But they were all arrested and charged with felony kidnapping, felony abuse, and child neglect. There's no word how the six-year-old is coping.

(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)