Vallejo couple Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn have taken the notion of Bonnie and Clyde to a whole new level with a kidnapping hoax worth $8500. The case of abduction in California was unmasked Wednesday, a few hours after the “victim”, 29-year-old Denise, was discovered in a location better than 400 miles away. Local authorities state that the entire kidnapping was actually a hoax put together by Denise and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Aaron Quinn.
The woman had been reported abducted and was held ransom for the amount of $8500, creating distress in the community and causing more than 40 detectives to work on the case. Even more so, the commotion caused in the neighborhood was reported as random violence.
Denise Huskins was finally discovered outside of the home of her father in Huntington Beach, California, Wednesday morning. Denise’s father reported that his daughter wasn’t crying, she just reassured him that she was ok.
The strange part about the story was that Huskin’s boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, had told the authorities that the abduction took place on Monday morning from Mare Island, Vallejo. Spokesman Park states that the authorities were not contacted until around 2 p.m. in the afternoon on that day. The delay in reporting the crime was one of the main reasons why police doubted the authenticity of the case.
Specialists have clearly detected the abduction as actually being a hoax, Vallejo police spokesman Lt. Kenny Park stating that “there is no evidence to support the claims that this was a stranger abduction or abduction at all. Given the facts that have been presented thus far, this event appears to be an orchestrated event and not a kidnapping.”
The authorities seemed to be apprehensive about the case ever since they received the initial report of the abduction. Still, they upheld their responsibility of thorough investigation and alerted neighbors in the area as well. It is believed that Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn staged the entire scenario in order to obtain the ransom request of $8500 for theirselves.
Police spokesman Park concluded by expressing the feedback of the local police force regarding the outcome of the case: “devoting all of our resources 24 hours a day in a while goose chase is a tremendous loss. It’s disappointing, it’s disheartening. The fact that we wasted all of these resources for nothing, it’s upsetting.”
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