19-year-old Emmanuel Franklin has been arrested and charged with blackmail for faking his own kidnapping in an attempt to get $130 from his mother.
Deputies say on January 22, Franklin caused his mother to believe he would be killed by kidnappers if she did not put $130 money into a mail box on Bagnal Drive.
Franklin’s mother told deputies she received a call from her son and an unknown man from a private number on January 22. The unknown man reportedly demanded she put $130 in a mailbox on Bagnal Drive or her son would be hurt or killed.
Franklin reportedly later told officers he made up the story to get $130 from his mother.
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