SAN RAFAEL, California (AP)
A man who allegedly faked his own kidnapping to keep his wife from finding out he crashed her new car could face criminal charges, police said. Police said the 35-year-old man told them two kidnappers held him up at gunpoint at a San Rafael bar Saturday and ordered him to drive to Santa Rosa, where he purposely crashed the car into a wall to escape. Under questioning Monday, he admitted to investigators he made the story up, including detailed descriptions of the nonexistent kidnappers, police said. “As far as we can tell, he was alone in the car,” police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said. The man was actually heading to a casino in Sonoma County when he accidentally crashed his wife’s 2007 Ford Focus and was worried about how she would react, Rohrbacher said.