Man accused of faking his own kidnapping so he could avoid work

<p>Brandon Soules allegedly made false claims of kidnapping</p>

Brandon Soules allegedly made false claims of kidnapping

Coolidge Police Department

A 19-year-old man from Arizona has been arrested for allegedly faking his own kidnapping to avoid going to work.

The Coolidge Police Department said Brandon Soules was charged with false reporting last week after he “he made up the story” to get out of work.

The investigation in the case began on February 10 when police found a man with his hands tied behind his back and a bandana stuffed in his mouth.

The man – later identified as Soules – claimed he was abducted by two masked men who knocked him unconscious because his father had money stashed in the desert.

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Officers spent days investigating the claim but found no evidence to corroborate his story, such as hospital or phone records.

“An extensive investigation was conducted by Coolidge detectives and evidence was discovered showing his story was fabricated and no kidnapping or assault occurred,” officers said, according to

Soules is thought to have been employed by The Tire Factory, a car shop. He has not responded to requests for comment.

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