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Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. A British man was staying late at a party. His girlfriend expected him at home, so he did the courteous thing - he called. The problem was what he said. He told his girlfriend he could not come home because he had been kidnapped. He apparently did not count in the fact that the girlfriend actually cared about him. She panicked. And she called police. Police conducted a search and found the man at the party, fined him and left him there saying they already wasted enough time on the guy. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.