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- Police say they found Brandon Soules, 19, tied up in Coolidge on February 10.
- Soules reportedly told police that two masked men knocked him out and kidnapped him before throwing him near a water tower in the city.
- Police say he admitted he made up the story to go to work at the tire factory
- A photo shows souls lying on the ground after being found by a passer-by.
- Soules was arrested on February 17 and was reportedly fired from his job.
An Arizona teenager was accused of faking his own kidnapping to avoid going to work.
Police say they found Brandon Soules, 19, in Coolidge with his hands tied and a handkerchief in his mouth.
— Crazy America (@CrazyAmerica1) February 22, 2021
Soules reportedly told police two masked men knocked him down and kidnapped him before throwing him near a water tower in the city.
He later admitted he made up the story of his leaving the tire factory after police found no evidence of the crime, The Coolidge Examiner reports.
Soules has since been fired.
Images released by police show Soules lying handcuffed to the ground after being found by a passerby.
Commander Mark Tercero told ABC: “He said he first put a handkerchief in his mouth, then he took off his belt and tied his hands with his.
And he lay down on the ground and slipped to the side of the road where someone could see him and waited.
Officials said they were suspicious of his version of events after seeing surveillance footage at his home.
Soules also allegedly mistakenly told the police that he was kidnapped for the money his father had hidden in the city.
Soules was found by the police on February 10; He was arrested on February 17 for filing false reports with the police.
In a statement, the police said: “First, the subject informed the police that two masked men kidnapped him, struck him in the head (knocked out) and took him to a vehicle before leaving him in the area. where it was found.
“Coolidge investigators conducted a thorough investigation and evidence was found that his story was made up and that there was no kidnapping or assault.”
No lawyer for Soules has been listed in the online court records to speak on his behalf.