Arizona’s teenager has been accused of faking his own abduction to get out of going into work.
Authorities say they located Brandon Soules, 19, with his hands bound by his own belt, and a bandanna stuffed in his mouth.
Soules allegedly told the cops that two masked men had knocked him out cold and kidnapped him before ditching him near a water tower in the city.
Officers say they became suspicious of his version of events after checking surveillance footage from around his home.
Soules is also said to have fraudulently told the law enforcement officers that he was kidnapped because of the money his dad had concealed around the town.
In a statement police said: ‘Initially, the subject reported to officers that two masked men kidnapped him, hit his head (knocking him unconscious) and drove him around in a vehicle before they left him in the area he was found.
‘An extensive investigation was conducted by Coolidge detectives and evidence was discovered showing his story was fabricated and no kidnapping or assault occurred.’