Arrested for pretending he had been kidnapped to excuse himself to his wife

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The Civil Guard has arrested a neighbor from Torrevieja (Alicante) as the author of a crime of crime simulation by reporting that he had been kidnapped with the intention to justify himself to his wife for having arrived at dawn.

At 04:00 in the morning of last Wednesday, May 20, a man appeared at the premises of the Torrevieja Civil Guard who stated that two men, possibly from some Eastern European country, had approached him while he was in the interior of your vehicle and that, threatening him with a knifeThey had forced him to drive to an isolated spot, between La Mata and Guardamar.

According to the complainant’s account, the two individuals stole the 800 euros he had with him, withheld and threatened him with a knife to give them more money. Finally, they put a bag on his head and left him there, but not before stealing the vehicle (which was owned by a friend who had loaned it to him) and breaking his mobile phone to prevent him from asking for help.

Given the seriousness of the events, the Judicial Police Team of the Civil Guard of Torrevieja summoned the alleged victim that same afternoon to take a more comprehensive statement and to reconstruct the facts in situ.

After reaffirming the facts, the complainant accompanied the agents to the place known as El Moncayo, where he began to explain the details of his kidnapping.

After more than half an hour touring the area and after the numerous inconsistencies and contradictions In which he was incurring, the man finally collapsed and confessed to the agents that he had invented all that story to justify his wife having arrived at those hours in the morning and that, to give truth to his story, he had decided to formalize the denunciation of the facts.

The agents were also able to verify that the vehicle that had been reported as stolen was perfectly parked on a street in Torrevieja.

For all these reasons, the victim of the alleged crimes of illegal detention, robbery with violence and intimidation, and vehicle theft was detained for simulating crime. The arrested, a 30-year-old Moroccan national, has been made available to the judicial authority, being provisionally released pending trial.


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