Man Fakes Kidnapping to Get Beer Money to Drink With Buddies
A guy in Blackpool, England made a series of phone calls to his pregnant girlfriend to stage his own kidnapping so he could have a night out with his friends.
45-year-old Leigh Ford told Zoe Doyle that his kidnappers would break his legs and cut off his genitals while throwing boiling water on him. The kidnappers were demanded a whopping $100 in ransom money as well.
A police investigation was launched and a day later, Leigh's kidnapping was revealed to be a hoax. The cops had him on CCTV leaving a store with friends carrying alcohol.
Despite the lie, his girlfriend forgave him. But Leigh ended up in jail for 16 weeks and missed the birth of his child because of it.
Read more at The Sun.