Teen tries to stage own kidnap, gets caught instead

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An 18-year-old teenager got his friend to call his mother and told her her son had been kidnapped by a group of men and demand for RM2,000 ($778).

The caller claimed the teen boy had stolen a motorcycle and would only be released when the money was paid to the "kidnappers".

The boy's 34-year-old mother reported the case to Kota Kinabalu police past 1am, about four hours after she received the call on June 25.

Barely 11/2 hours later, police found the boy roaming the streets with his two friends aged 17 and 23. All three were arrested. 


Source: The Star