An 11-year-old boy faked his kidnapping Friday to avoid bringing home his bad report card, Huntsville police said.
The Ed White Middle School student claimed a man in a red, beat-up car grabbed him after school at the intersection of Trail Ridge and Grizzard roads and forced him into the vehicle.
“I’m going to take you somewhere and kill you,” the boy claimed the man said. The boy also said the man had a pistol.
The boy then claimed to have jumped from the vehicle – without his bookbag, which contained the report card – and ran to his grandparents’ house.
That’s when the boy confessed to making the whole thing up to cover for his bad grades. His grandfather called police to apologize and report the boy’s story.