A 60-year-old guy in New York faked his own kidnapping last week, to avoid paying his Super Bowl Squares debt.
He told the cops he'd been tied up in his truck and robbed.
Turns out the Super Bowl Squares poll he was running was a scam . . . most of the names in the pool were fake, and he was trying to take all the money.
But real people in the pool actually won, and he couldn't afford to pay them the $50,000 he owed.
They say they found Brandel in a blue Ford F-150 with a rope tied around his neck attached to the headrest and his hands and duct tape around his ankles.
Brandel’s vehicle was processed for possible evidence.
Troopers say Brandel told them that on February 25, he picked up two men that were involved in his Super Bowl squares. He claimed they entered his vehicle with a pistol and took $16,000 cash he had from the Super Bowl squares. He then claimed the man made him drive around the area against his will and tied him up in the back seat and left him in the parking lot.
This is what happens when you have a dumb idea and then you follow it up with an even dumber idea.