High school teacher Trent Spencer, 27, of Edmond, north of Oklahoma City, was charged this week with the misdemeanor of filing a false report, said police spokeswoman Glynda Chu.
According to police, Spencer, a high school teacher, paid two students $100 each to break into his house and try to make off with a stereo. The masked students tied his wife with duct tape; her husband arrived just in time to "foil" the supposed crime, police said. Spencer allegedly attacked the two in a choreographed fight, even hitting one with a board that he had cut to break in half. The plan was going well until his wife freed herself and called police, something Spencer had not anticipated, police said. Police rushed to the scene and eventually tracked down the fake burglars.
"这是我们接触过的最异乎寻常的骗局,"朱说,"这让人感到难过,因为他竟如此不顾后果。"EDMOND, Oklahoma (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man desperate to save his marriage by appearing heroic to his wife ended up in police custody on suspicion of hiring burglars to stage a break-in and then foiling their fake robbery attempt, police said on Friday.
"It was the most bizarre hoax we've ever had," Chu said. "It's sad because he was so desperate."