Deputies: Florida man made up kidnapping to stop ex from leaving

Aug. 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM

TAVERNIER, Fla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man was arrested on allegations of falsely reporting his "wife" had been kidnapped to stop his girlfriend from moving out.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Mathew Corp, 35, of Tavernier called sheriff's dispatchers just prior to 2 p.m. Saturday and reported his "wife" had been kidnapped by two men driving a U-Haul truck.

A deputy arrived at Corp's address and discovered a truck parked outside with the doors open and two women exiting the apartment. One of the women identified herself as Corp's "now ex-girlfriend" and told the deputy she was moving out of the apartment.

Corp, who the sheriff's office said was "obviously intoxicated," exited the apartment and told the deputy he'd made up the kidnapping story to stop his girlfriend from leaving the apartment.

Corp, who the sheriff's office said fought with the deputy during his arrest, was taken to jail on charges of misuse of 911 and resisting arrest.

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