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“Faking Your Own Kidnapping While Cheating” Is The New Infidelity

Apparently unaware of the many ways this could backfire terribly, Wikler Moran-Mora, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Reform in Tampa, FL, faked his own kidnapping so he could two-time his wife. According to police, Moran-Mora texted his wife last Tuesday evening to say he had been kidnapped, but that she should not worry because he was working to get released. But when police tracked down Moran-Mora’s location via his cell phone, they discovered “negotiating with kidnappers” actually meant “boning another woman.” The pastor has been charged with filing a false police report—and coming up with a really bad alibi. [ABC Action News]

But Moran-Mora actually isn’t the first genius who got caught being a liar, liar, pants on fire. A trip down memory lane, after the jump:

  • A Guatemalan woman faked her own kidnapping so she could stay in Spain with her lover. She texted her husband back home in Guatemala to say she’d been kidnapped and sexually assaulted. Her husband called the Embassy of Spain in Guatemala and they arranged for Spanish police to look for her. Police discovered the woman in Barcelona with no injuries at all. She admitted the whole “kidnapped and raped” story was made up.
  • Who could forget Mark Sanford, the married South Carolina governor whose affair with an Argentine woman dominated headlines? Although Sanford didn’t lie and say he had been kidnapped, he did lie and say he’d been hiking on the Appalachian Trail when he was actually south of the border with his mistress. The alibi might have worked if only someone had not recognized him at an airport. But maybe if Sanford hadn’t been found out, he would have cried kidnapping, too.
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