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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:53 PM

Boy fakes own kidnapping to stop parents from meeting teacher

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. An 11-year-old Spanish boy faked his own kidnapping, according to the U.K.'s Guardian, because his mom and dad were set to meet his teacher later that day—and he didn't want to be around for the aftermath.

Needless to say, things didn't go as planned. The boy sent a text message to his father—a police officer in the northern town of Xinzo de Limia—saying he had been kidnapped and stuffed in the back of a car. His father called him immediately. The boy said he didn't know where he was being taken. He then faked phone static and hung up. Chaos ensued.

A manhunt was launched with roadblocks, and news reports and APB alerts were sent out. Law enforcement was even watching the Portugal border in case the phantom kidnapper tried to cross over. The charade proceeded for several hours until the father noticed that the keys to the family's other apartment were missing. The father went to the second residence and found his son, safe and sound.

The boy apparently had been terrified about the parent-teacher conference. "The child’s poor school scores in recent weeks appear to explain a form of behavior that no one in Xinzo could understand," the Guardian said, explaining the quote was from a report in Spain’s Voz de Galicia newspaper.

Fortunately for the boy, the police are not pressing charges, calling the incident a prank gone wrong. We're guessing his parents might not be so forgiving.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/boy-fakes-own-kidnapping-stop-parents-meeting-teacher-170415689.html

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Reply Boy fakes own kidnapping to stop parents from meeting teacher (Original post)
cynatnite Jan 2013 OP
Tien1985 Jan 2013 #1
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randome Jan 2013 #3
BainsBane Jan 2013 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #5
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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:39 PM

1. Woooo boy

That kid has well and truly stepped in it now. My mother would have killed me.

At 11, though, it sounds like it just spiraled well out of his league. I hope he is ungrounded by the time he is 21.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:46 PM

2. All's well that ends well

Oprah wanted a new pair of glasses when she was a little girl but her mother would not get them for her.
When her mother came home from work one day, Oprah was on the floor unconscious and her glasses were smashed. She blamed an intruder. She was rushed to the hospital where she admitted she did it to get new glasses.
Her mother then sent her to live with her father.
Ha! Kids will be kids.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:51 PM

3. Damn. In second grade, I faked my mother's signature on a notice, explaining that my mother...

...had sprained her wrist. I like this kid's creativity. Although at 11, you'd think he'd be more aware of the consequences.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:52 PM

4. woah, I never was so devious as a kid

evidence of my lack of creativity.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:53 PM

5. wow...that's funny. If he's smart enough to fake a kidnapping he must

be smart enough to do well in school - if they can reach him

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:54 PM

6. Whatever happen to signing your own progress reports?

Geez.

NOT THAT I DID THAT...

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