MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An Upper Keys man found out the hard way it’s never a good idea to call in a false kidnapping report to the cops just to keep his girlfriend from leaving.

Thirty five year old Mathew Corp of Tavernier called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. and reportedly told the dispatcher that two men had kidnapped his wife and they were heading north in a U-Haul truck.

Sheriff’s deputies were advised to keep an eye out for the truck as Deputy E.B. Askins went to mee with Corp.

When he pulled up to Corp’s address, he found a vehicle parked out front that was running with the doors open. Shortly afterward two women left Corp’s apartment and one said she was his “now ex-girlfriend”. She said she was moving out of the apartment.

Corp, who the deputy said was obviously intoxicated, then came out of the apartment and yelling at Askins and at the two women. He admitted to the deputy that he called in the false kidnapping report to keep his girlfriend from leaving his apartment, according to the sheriff’s office.

Corp, who allegedly put up a struggle when he was being taken into custody, was charged with misuse of 911 and resisting arrest.


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