A man rigged his own kidnapping to avoid paying the Super Bowl betting pool: the police



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Sixty-year-old New York man Robert Brandel was charged with fraud and fraudulent disclosure after being tied up in his van in a parking lot less than 30 km north of Buffalo. Soldiers from the state of New York claim to have found him in the backseat of his cab-length truck with a rope tied around his neck and attached to the headrest, hands and ankles tied up with tape. He told the police that two men involved in a Super Bowl bet had stolen $ 16,000 from him before driving him for two days and leaving him in the parking lot. "This elaborate story was made because Brandel managed a $ 50,000 Super Bowl pool in which he invented names on some of the places in the hope of winning and winning most of the winnings," according to a police release.

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