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Wife Fakes Kidnapping to See if Hubby Would Pay Ransom

She also tells him not to go to police...
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2010 9:57 AM CST

(Newser) – Strike this from the list of "Ways to know if my husband truly loves me": A Spanish woman has been detained after faking her own kidnapping to see if her husband would be willing to fork over the ransom money. According to police, she texted him a photo of herself in which her hands and feet were bound, along with demands that $26,000 be paid for her release. She sent follow-up messages repeating the request and telling him not to go to the police. Predictably, he did.

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Police then launched a search, spotted her car, and tracked her to a mall, reports the AFP. At first she said the kidnappers released her, but then admitted it was all a ruse "to find out what her husband would be willing to do for her." (Click for more hilarious tales of dumb criminals.)

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