According to NY Daily News
A Texas man was arrested for staging his own kidnapping so he could get away from his wife and party with friends, police said. The wild ordeal unfolded after a pair of masked men burst into a Monte Alto home and snatched Rogelio Andaverde, 34, at gunpoint about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, KRGV-TV reported.
His panicked wife called police, who launched a manhunt that lasted several hours until they became curious when they developed no leads.
“I looked at the guys and said, ‘Do you really believe this?’” Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño told The Monitor.
“He’s just a regular Joe, no criminal history — anything. It’s just not right.”
Investigators got a call on Thursday morning that Andaverde had come back home unharmed. He waltzed into his home and told his wife that his captors just let him go.
But soon after the man was taken in for questioning, he admitted that he plotted the abduction so he could get away from home and revel with friends.
“Well, he’s going to party in jail now,” Treviño told the paper. “It’s humorous in a way, but also it’s very serious.”
He was charged with filing a false report, a misdemeanor, and was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Treviño said deputies are still looking for the men who posed as kidnappers, who also face charges.