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Texas man fakes kidnapping

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 6:36 pm Wed 9th October 2013

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A man in Texas apparently wanted to party with his friends so badly he staged his own kidnapping so his wife wouldn’t give him a hard time about leaving the house. Now he faces criminal charges and, likely, an even angrier wife.

Oh dear…

Andaverde was charged with making a false report to police. He was released on $5,000 bail.

No word yet on what kind of punishment was waiting for him at home. But it’s highly likely his wife was not a happy camper.


  1. Yet the Police in America rarely prosecute women for making false rape complaints.

    Comment by golfa — Wed 9th October 2013 @ 8:50 pm

  2. Interesting.
    (i) This man did not complain to police, his wife did after misunderstanding the nature of something she saw, but he’s the one being prosecuted for ‘making a false complaint’.
    (ii) The man clearly lived under a regime of fear, power and control that led him to feel he had to engage in this sham in order to enjoy his right to free movement and association. Ho, ho, ho, isn’t it funny to see a man so oppressed by his wife’s verbal, emotional and possibly physical violence that he felt unable to assert himself and decide his own own activities for himself? And ho, ho, ho, isn’t it funny that he will now have to face ‘punishment at home’ and ‘have a lot of answering to do’ because his wife was ‘not a happy camper’.
    (iii) Imagine if the genders were reversed in this story; the wife would be seen to be a victim of domestic violence because he restricted her friendships and social support (this is one of the forms of ‘violence’ on the male-bashing ‘power and control wheel’ still peddled by Women’s Refuge). No way would she be sent back to the home to face her angry husband’s ‘punishment’, much less would light-hearted mirth be made of this.

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Thu 10th October 2013 @ 9:29 am

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