Jennifer Alvarez, an Arizona woman told police she staged her own abduction to avoid planning her boyfriend’s birthday party earlier this week.
Alvarez a resident of Casa Grande, could face criminal charges for telling police this tale, and then telling them two other stories about her disappearance, none of which police know to be true.
Alvarez’s boyfriend reported her missing on Tuesday after finding blood in his home and noticing that two of his guns were missing, The Arizona Republic reported. Preliminary police reports warned the public that Alvarez was likely in danger.
But a man called police that day and said Alvarez had stayed in his home Monday night and asked him to drop her off at an Arizona City house, instead of her own home, on Tuesday morning.
Alvarez returned to her home Tuesday night, and initially told detectives she chose to disappear because she was overwhelmed at the thought of planning her boyfriend’s birthday party.
She claimed the blood in the house came from a dental filling that fell out during her elaborate birthday bail.
But then she changed her story, telling police that two men came to her home and one of them stole’s her boyfriend’s handgun and semiautomatic rifle. She said she feared her boyfriend would be mad about the missing weapons, so she smashed a cell phone, scratched the inside of her gums to leave a blood trail and vanished.
She then told police a third story before they had enough, KTVT reported. The only truth police know for sure now is that, one way or another (or another), she concocted the kidnapping.
“Alvarez admitted she staged this entire abduction,” Sheriff Paul Babeau said in a news release. “The sheriff’s office and Casa Grande police expended many hours and our full attention to locate her, when we could have been working other cases. At the conclusion of this investigation, we intend to file charges against Alvarez.”