Desperation may have driven a man from Colombia to do this: In order not to have to marry, the 55-year-old faked his kidnapping and thus triggered a major police operation. Now he is under investigation.
The family of his future bride informed the police after the 55-year-old was allegedly abducted by armed men on a motorcycle in Pitalito in the Huila department, the television station Caracol reported on Thursday.
The security authorities sealed off the community and initiated a large-scale search. A special unit of the armed forces was also deployed. Finally the police discovered the man in a family member's house. "He didn't want to get married," said chief of police Jovanni Cepeda. The man is said to have prevented his wedding in a similar way a year ago. A criminal offense is now being investigated against him.