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Boy fakes own kidnapping to get out of going to the dentist

KIDS. What are they like?

NOBODY REALLY ENJOYS going to the dentist, but one French boy bit off more than he could chew when he tried to dodge a check up last month.

According to The Local, a 12-year-old boy from the village of St Gervais told police he had been kidnapped – just so he wouldn’t have to go to the dentist.

He was picked up by officers after they spotted him hiding in the village on 21 May.

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The boy told them he had been forced in to a car in the nearby town of Bagnols by a man who had stopped to ask him for directions.

He said he managed to escape when the car stopped in St Gervais.

French newspaper Midi Libre reported that the boy even gave police a detailed description of his fictional abductor and the car he was driving.

European looking, aged in his thirties, of muscular build with a height of around 1.70 and a vertical scar on his right cheek.

After a month of investigations, the boy finally admitted this week that he had invented the whole story to avoid an appointment with the dentist.

This is just tooth much, he got out of it by the skin of his teeth, bet he’s been given a tongue lashing, etc.

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