I remember when we wrote about the teen in Florida who faked his own kidnapping to get $50,000 from his father. I also remember the woman we wrote about who faked her own kidnapping because she felt that her boyfriend gave their child more attention than her.
There's something telling about a person's mental state when they fake their own abduction - for whatever reason. That brings us to Sheila Bailey Eubanks of Texas. Eubanks told police that a man jumped into her car while she was at a Credit Union ATM in San Antonio. The man allegedly made her drive around the city at knifepoint, so he could make what she described as drug deals.
After he made his multiple drug deals across San Antonio, he tied her up and left her in a field.
When detectives searched her purse, guess what they found? They found a lottery ticket that was purchased during the time she was supposedly being held hostage. They went to the store of purchase, checked the surveillance tape, and yep, there was Eubanks buying a ticket - alone.
The detectives also checked the tape at the ATM where the man allegedly jumped in her car. There was no man. They only saw her driving away alone.
When they showed her the lottery ticket, she admitted that she wasn't abducted. She said that she didn't feel like going to work, and she wanted a little attention. She was charged with aggravated perjury, and was held on $10,000 bond.
Yeah, if I were a cop, I would've been aggravated too.