Per Kristian Klausen, who is leading the police investigation, said the women, ages 18 and 21, and the man, 22, pretended to be kidnapped in Kristiansand as part of a plot to get money from one of their families, The Local.no reported Tuesday.
"They have been arrested for attempted blackmail," Klausen said. "They tried to blackmail family members by using a fictional kidnapping."
"I have never seen anything like it," Klausen said.
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