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Question of the Day
A Texas husband was so eager to escape his spouse that he staged his own kidnapping so he could get a night out with his buddies.
According to police, Rogelio Andaverde, 34, of Edinburg, in the Texas-Mexico border region, was with his wife at home when two masked gunmen barged into their house and whisked him away, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
That’s when his unwitting wife called the police.
“We took this incident very serious because of the circumstances described to us by the wife,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe Treviño told the newspaper. “People don’t just barge into your house and kidnap you for the hell of it.”
Dozens of law enforcement officers searched for the missing husband until he casually returned home, claiming that the suspects set him free.
Andaverde later confessed to concocting the ruse and is now charged with making a false report. He was released on $5,000 bail.
“We have people file false reports all the time, and we put them in jail for it, but I’ve never had someone do it just to get out of the house,” Treviño told the Express-News. “I don’t think his wife appreciated being kept until 4 or 5 in the morning, being interviewed by the cops while her husband was out doing who knows what with who knows who — He’s going to have a lot of answering to do.”
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