HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An 11-year-old Huntsville boy gets high marks in storytelling after staging a hoax to cover up his bad grades.
Police say the boy faked his kidnapping Friday to avoid bringing home a bad report card, saying that a man with a pistol snatched him after he left Ed White Middle School.
The boy said the man forced him into a "beat-up car" and threatened to kill him.
The student said he escaped by jumping out of the car but wasn't able to grab his bookbag, which contained the report card.
He ran to his grandparents' house and later confessed to lying. His grandfather called police to apologize.
Sgt. Mark Roberts said police were suspicious that the boy was able to "escape" with his band instrument, but not his bookbag.
Roberts said the boy faces no charges at this time.