Student fakes kidnapping to avoid handing in coursework
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We’ve all been there: its way past midnight, you’ve run out of crisps and other unhealthy snacks, there hasn’t been a status update on Facebook for the past 25 minutes, you’ve watched everything on catch up, tidied, re-tidied and reorganised your room, planned what to cook for your dinner the next day, done copious amounts of internet shopping and Facebook stalking... but no, your coursework (due in the next day) hasn’t been magically completed by the homework fairy and you're still a woeful 25% under the word count. You’ve used food poisoning, period cramps and a death in the family already when you’ve been too tired (hungover) from going out the night before and you’re all out of fresh excuses for this assignment. Nothing short of getting kidnapped is going to get you out of handing this piece of coursework in, but things like that never happen right? Better make a start on that coursework then. Unless... what if you actually were kidnapped? Brazilian student Susan Paola Fadel Correia took the kidnapping idea and ran with it rather than actually do her coursework. The student faked her own kidnapping to avoid handing in coursework she hadn’t completed by alleging that three men had abducted her, tied her wrists and held her in captivity for 24 hours. She claimed she then managed to escape her 'abducters', borrowed a phone from a passing by man which she used to contact her mother, before being helped home by two friends who lived nearby. The student confessed a few days later that the kidnapping, which she claimed had happened in the Para capital of Balem, was all a fake.
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