Man Fakes Own Kidnapping to Avoid His Girlfriend

"He’s a total moron," says a source in law enforcement.

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A Brooklyn, N.Y., man has some serious explaining to do after faking his own kidnapping to avoid the wrath of his girlfriend, according to the New York Post.

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New York City police say they foundRahmell Pettway, 36, apparently dumped between two parked cars in Brooklyn. He was bound with duct tape, looked beat up and complained of pain in his ribs. He was transported to a hospital where at first he claimed he was unable to recall what had happened. He later claimed that two men in a minivan had kidnapped him and kept him tied up for two weeks before dumping him. Police were suspicious of his tale, though, because when Pettway was found, he still had a roll of duct tape dangling from his wrists. Pettway eventually recanted his kidnapping story and confessed it was all a scheme to escape the wrath of his girlfriend, whom he’d for unexplained reasons failed to call for the past couple weeks.

Ten police officers had been tasked with canvassing and patrolling the area in response to Pettway’s claims, the Post reported. When the truth came out, Pettway was arrested and charged with filing a false police report.

“He’s a total moron,” a source in law enforcement told the Post. “It was a pathetic attempt to pull the wool [over] her eyes.” A neighbor who spoke to the paper scoffed at the ruse. “Just be a man and face the consequence.”

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78 comments
SmoothEdward1
SmoothEdward1

It's because his girlfriend found out he was faking his own orgasms.

BradIV
BradIV

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AmyGKC
AmyGKC

Not surprising #idiot RT @TIME Man fakes own kidnapping to avoid girlfriend. Sounds like he's got some explaining2 do http://t.co/7dO2mUkW4c

maddiwest
maddiwest

“@TIME: Man fakes own kidnapping to avoid girlfriend. Sounds like he's got some explaining to do | http://t.co/LqQMy5hj3f” wait..LOL at this

IrinduS
IrinduS

“@TIME: Man fakes own kidnapping to avoid girlfriend. Sounds like he's got some explaining to do | http://t.co/qVrR5i40YH” Haha hilarious.

sennaHEGDE
sennaHEGDE

@ArifL @ahk69 you guys know way too much about my life!!!!!!

taycflo
taycflo

“@TIME: Man fakes own kidnapping to avoid girlfriend. | http://t.co/uYv69DxU6e” ... I wonder if she was even looking for the #idiot

LynRuiz
LynRuiz

@TIME No different than bride who did the same years back. Tsk tsk. That's a LOTTA GUILT...

ADub_22
ADub_22

@corryn17 I wouldn't leave the duct tape hanging there

BottomsUp38
BottomsUp38

@AllynWhite should have thought of that for my ex, that's hilarious

12vinita
12vinita

@TIME awww the lady also needs to do sm explainin fr drivin him to these extremes :)

MaddMoxxxi
MaddMoxxxi

“@TIME: Man fakes own kidnapping to avoid girlfriend. Sounds like he's got some explaining to do | http://t.co/NJOUkPXf22” @DoctorGonzo394

ubi1313
ubi1313

@TIME This post made me laugh and laugh, but guy sounds like a creep

jackiesgirl
jackiesgirl

@TIME and some paying back to law enforcement!

missleah2878
missleah2878

@TIME Ha ha......and I thought MY break ups were bad......Lol.. #ItsNotUItsMe

gigicd86
gigicd86

@TIME boys are really very frightened of women...

dannyrussell53
dannyrussell53

@LeonaLansing @time probably where ever his cojones are...

LoveUMore
LoveUMore

@LeonaLansing if you find any let me know I've been asking that question for a long time now

LeonaLansing
LeonaLansing

@LoveUMore they don't make 'em like @CharlieACN anymore.

LoveUMore
LoveUMore

@LeonaLansing well I'm looking still met a few prospects but they all turn out like my ex any advice Ms. Leona?

LoveUMore
LoveUMore

@CharlieACN @leonalansing really?

LoveUMore
LoveUMore

@LeonaLansing @charlieacn well Ms. Lansing you can have him

CharlieACN
CharlieACN

@LeonaLansing @loveumore when they made me, they broke the mold, and then kicked the shit out of the mold-maker.