SHERIFF: Monte Alto man faked kidnapping to go party with friends
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:29:34 GMT —
A Monte Alto is facing criminal charges after faking his kidnapping in order to go party with his friends.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 34-year-old Rogelio Andaverde on Thursday morning.
Andaverde's wife told deputies that armed masked men stormed their FM 2812 home and kidnapped him.
Authorities dispatched patrol units and even a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter to search for Andaverde.
The Monte Alto man returned home mid-Thursday morning.
When interviewed by deputies, Andaverde told investigators that he faked the kidnapping to go party with his friends.
Deputies charged Andaverde with false report to a police officer, a Class B misdemeanor punishable up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Andaverde appeared before a judge at the Hidalgo County Jail where he was issued a $5,000 bond.