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Coolidge man fakes kidnapping to get out of work, police say

Coolidge officers say a man staged his personal kidnapping to get out of work.

An East Valley man is accused of binding his personal palms, gagging himself, and faking his personal kidnapping to get out of work.

Police say 19-year-old Brandon Soules, a resident of Coolidge, was discovered together with his palms tied and a bandana in his mouth close to 1st and Northern avenues in Coolidge. Officers introduced the kidnapping was staged after they say quite a few rumors have been spreading by means of the city.

“Everyone goes on a big panic and gets scared,” mentioned Clay Gullians, a resident of Coolidge.

Police say Soules instructed them two males hit him, put him in a automotive, then left him close to the water tower. Investigators arrested him every week later. 

They say they discovered no proof of an assault or kidnapping. They say he admitted to making the story up to get out of work.

“It cost tax payers a lot of money to do all this stuff and look for whoever supposedly kidnapped the guy,” mentioned Gullians.

People in Coolidge are glad to know there aren’t any kidnappers on the unfastened.

“It’s very important to know that because everyone’s gotta be safe I guess,” mentioned Justo Wilcox, a Coolidge resident.

But they nonetheless don’t perceive why somebody would do that.

“If you don’t like what you’re doing quit find another job. You don’t gotta go through all that trouble not to go to work,” mentioned Wrangler Gullians, a Coolidge resident.

Soules has been charged with a misdemeanor for making a false report.  So far, he hasn’t entered a plea.