A Texas man has been arrested for staging his own kidnapping so he could get away from his wife and party with friends.
The ordeal unfolded after a pair of masked men burst into a Monte Alto home and snatched Rogelio Andaverde, 34, at gunpoint at about 10:30pm on Tuesday.
Andaverde's panicked wife called police, who launched a manhunt that lasted several hours until they became curious when they developed no leads. About a dozen deputies and a DPS helicopter
were sent to search for him. They gave up after several hours.
Andaverde arrived back at his house on Thursday
morning. He told his wife the kidnappers had released him.
Investigators now say he made up the story so his wife would not be upset. He was
charged with a misdemeanor for filing a false report. His bond was set at
Investigators are searching for the fake kidnappers who also could face
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