In order to avoid going to the dentist, a 12-year-old boy (a 12-year-old dentist avoiding hero) in France ran away and, when found, created a detailed kidnapping story. Police looked for his kidnapper for an entire month.
French paper Midi Libre reports that the boy, from the Alpine village St-Gervais, was picked up by local police when they saw him hiding in the village on May 21st. He immediately told the cops that he had been abducted from the nearby town of Bagnols and proceeded with his story, via The Local:
He even gave the officers a detailed description of the man who had abducted him – "European looking, aged in his thirties, of muscular build with a height of around 1.70 and a vertical scar on his right cheek".
The kidnapper was also wearing a black shirt and light jeans according to the boy. Police quickly drew up an e-fit image of the alleged abductor.
The young boy was also able to hand over details of the car he was driving and of course what happened during the abduction.
The boy told the officers that he was going to his dental appointment ("Which I, you know, was really looking forward to—I mean, seriously, suuuper bummed that I didn't get to go. Most people don't like the dentist but I'm like, 'Why?' You know? I'm like, 'Why not?'") when a man pulled up to ask him for directions. He said that he was then forced into his car and only escaped when the kidnapper stopped briefly in St-Gervais.
Upon further questioning this week, he finally admitted that he ran away and invented the story because he was afraid to go to the dentist.
We can assume that this is a fair representation of his escape:
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