A Texas man staged his own kidnapping so he could get away from his wife and party with his friends. Last Tuesday afternoon Rogelio Andaverde, 34, of Edinburg, concocted the plan with his drinking buddies. At 10:30pm that night, Andaverde and his wife Maria Hernandez were at home when two masked gunmen (the drinking buddies) barged in and escorted Andaverde from his house while his wife freaked out and called the cops.
manhunt ensued involving a dozen sheriff's deputies and a helicopter.
But Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño was suspicious. Andaverde had no
prior record and there were no ransom demands.
"I looked at the
guys and said, 'Do you really believe this?'" the sheriff told The
(McAllen) Monitor. "He's just a regular Joe, no criminal history —
anything. It's just not right."
Last Thursday morning Andaverde
returned home unharmed and told his wife his abductors had released them
out of the kindness of their own hearts. He was taken into custody
where he confessed to deputies that he had made the story up so he could
party with his friends. He was charged with making a false police
report, a class B misdemeanor. Bond was set at $5,000.