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Alabama boy, 11, fakes kidnapping to avoid bringing home a bad report card

Published 09/15/2009, The Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - An 11-year-old boy gets high marks in storytelling after staging a hoax to cover up his bad grades. Police said the boy faked his kidnapping Friday to avoid bringing home a bad report card, saying that a man with a pistol snatched him after he left Ed White Middle School. The boy said the man forced him into a "beat-up car" and threatened to kill him.

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