Man fakes his own kidnapping to get out of work

Work-shy teenager goes to extreme lengths to avoid an honest day's toil.

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Fake kidnapping
Brandon Soules was not fooling anyone as he rolled around in the dirt
(Coolidge Police)

We all get the Monday blues from time to time. The alarm goes off at 6am and, with the hangover from the weekend fully upon us, work seems like the most unappetizing prospect imaginable.

Still, one work-shy man in Arizona took the impulse to shirk his employment responsibilities just a little too far.

Brandon Soules was so desperate to get out of work that he staged his own kidnapping, police said.

Soules, 19, was discovered with his hands tied up behind his back with a belt and a banana in his mouth near a water tower earlier this month in Coolidge, according to a report that appeared in the Casa Grande Dispatch.

He told authorities that two masked men had kidnapped him, hit his head and knocked him unconscious, the outlet reported.

The men then drove him around before dumping him where he was found, Soules said.

But after conducting an investigation, detectives found no evidence the kidnapping occurred, the outlet reported.

Soules then confessed to authorities that he made up the story in order to get out of work, the outlet reported.

He was arrested on Feb. 17 on suspicion of false reporting to police.

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