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French boy fakes kidnapping to avoid going to the dentist

This boy took things a little further than faking sick.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   June 20, 2014 at 3:07 PM

SAINT GERVAIS, France, June 20 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old French boy determined not go to the dentist decided the best way to get out of it was to fake his own kidnapping.

The police found the boy hiding on May 21 and questioned him about what he was doing.

He told police a man who was "european looking, aged in his thirties, of muscular build with a height of around 1.70 [5'6''] and a vertical scar on his right cheek" abducted him from the neighboring town of Bagnols.

The boy also described the car and the clothing his captor was wearing. He said he escaped the car in Saint Gervais before police found him.

The boy only admitted his falsehood after police scoured through Bagnols CCTV images for the "kidnapper" and started to get suspicious.

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