The Oklahoma authorities recently arrested a 34-year-old from Owasso who allegedly faked his abduction and, posing as the kidnapper, texted his wife and friends from money. The man was caught gambling away his money at a Tulsa casino.
Oklahoma Man Sent Wife Picture of Crushed Finger
Last week, the Oklahoma authorities arrested Jonathon Michael Davis of Owasso and charged him with false reporting of a crime and extortion.
According to the authorities, the events started to unfold three days before Davis’ arrest. After going missing for about three days, Davis’ wife called the authorities to report his disappearance.
During the same day, the woman received several text messages from Davis’ cell phone, which had been reported stolen by his abductor. According to the woman’s statements, the kidnapper asked for an undisclosed of money, which should have been placed in a PayPal account.
To make the woman believe that he was indeed the victim of a kidnapping, the man googled a picture of a crushed finger and sent it to his wife. Posing as the kidnapper, the man wrote that he crushed her husband’s finger and will continue to do so until the money has been delivered.
After the authorities have been alerted, they’ve managed to trace the signal from the Oklahoma man’s cell phone to a little casino in Tulsa. Upon arriving at the location, the authorities discovered the Oklahoma man sitting alone at the table and gambled away all he had.
According to the police, after calling his wife, Davis also called his close friends and, posing as the kidnapper, demanded money.
Following his thwarted plot, the Oklahoma man has been arrested and charged with false reporting of a crime and extortion. At the moment, he’s in the county jail where he’ll remain until the 1st of March when he’s scheduled to appear in court.
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