Orlando Teen Faked His Own Kidnapping
Police say an Orlando teenager is accused of staging his own kidnapping to get $50,000 in ransom money from his father.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the 17-year-old boy disappeared from a tennis tournament in Delray Beach on Sunday morning. Later that day, the teen called his father, claiming his captors were seeking a ransom.
Police and the FBI tracked the teen and 23-year-old Joshua Andre Pee to a Budget Inn. Pee fled as agents moved in.
According to police reports, when Pee broke into nearby house, the homeowner ran out and flagged down police.