I’m a pretty lucky guy. If I want to stay out late with my friends, Carin is either with us anyway or asks nothing more of me than to please try not to wake her up whenever I decide to come home. The idea that I’d have to fake a debt-related kidnapping in order to squeak in a couple extra drinks has never crossed my mind, not even once. But not everyone is me. There are haves and there are have nots in this world, as we learn more and more each day.
Officers spent seven hours searching for the man from Bolton, in northwest England, on Friday.
His girlfriend had gone to the cops after he told her he was being held against his will over a debt.
Instead he was at a house party.
The 32-year-old was found after police checked closed-circuit TV footage taken close to his home, reported the BBC.
Detective Inspector Jo Clawson, who has clearly never been to Florida, called the case “without doubt one of the most foolish and irresponsible incidents I have been involved in.”
The unidentified man was ordered to pay a fine, and the incident will go on his permanent record even though no charges were filed.