As My San Antonio reports, “Andaverde was with his wife, Maria Hernandez, in their home…when about 10:30 p.m. two men wearing masks and toting guns forced their way inside — and made off with Andaverde.”
Apparently, he got a bit carried away with this plan, both literally and figuratively, as his frightened wife spent the evening working with authorities to find his captors. When he returned the next day, he allegedly told his wife that his kidnappers had released him.
However, Andaverde later admitted that he’d arranged for his friends to carry out the kidnapping, all in an effort to get him away from his wife for the evening. That sounds a bit nutty, but perhaps even stranger is that he actually found two dunces willing to carry out the plan. Birds of a feather, right?
Now, there are plenty of good reasons to fake your own kidnapping, like if you’re trying to escape imminent death at the hands of a bookie after you lose your live savings in gambling debts. But doing it because you want to get away from your wife for a night out with the boys? Apparently, Andaverde is living in a married life sitcom cliche. If this guy’s more afraid of his wife than he is of two men in masks with guns, then no wonder he needed a drink.
Hernandez’s night was wasted, but probably not as wasted as Andaverde’s after he boozed it up with his buddies all evening. That’s a great move to pull on an already overbearing spouse. What did he think she was going to do? Bake the kidnappers some cookies to take with them?
The man was charged with making a false report to police and his bond was set at $5,000. One can only hope Andaverde decides to find a good lawyer: It’d be a better plan than trying to avoid court with another fake kidnapping.