Son fakes kidnap to extort dad’s money

A Saudi young man, apparently influenced by detective movies, pretended that he had been kidnapped and his captors are demanding ransom in a bid to extort money from his father.

The man from the eastern town of Jish phoned his father and told him his captors would not release him unless he pays a ransom. “His father told the police, who pretended to agree to the captors’ demands,” 'Alwatan' newspaper said on Monday.

“When they went to the agreed place with the money and a plan to trap the captors, they were surprised to find out that it was a fake kidnap made up by the son as there were no captors.”

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