Police: Man Falsely Reports Ex-Girlfriend’s Kidnapping To Keep Her From Moving Out

TAVERNIER, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A local man was arrested after calling 911 to file a false kidnapping report.

According to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Corp made the call in an effort to keep his ex-girlfriend from moving out of the apartment they had been sharing.

On Saturday, authorities say, Corp, 35, called 911 at around 2 p.m., claiming that his wife was kidnapped by two men. He additionally told the operator handling his call that the men were driving a U-Haul truck.

As authorities put out alerts for the vehicle Corp described, Deputy E.B. Askins made his way over to Corp’s address. When he arrived, he was surprised to see two women exiting the premises.

Upon questioning them, Askins learned that one of the women was, as she put it, Corp’s “now ex-girlfriend.” She further explained that she was moving out of the apartment that day.

At that moment, Corp exited and began yelling at all three parties gathered outside of his house. He was said to be “obviously intoxicated” as he ranted. He then explained to Askins that he had filed the report to keep the unnamed woman from moving away.

The release states that Corp was subsequently arrested and taken to prison. He is now charged with misuse of 911 and resisting arrest.

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