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The Kaylor family of Waco, Ky., called police in Richmond to say Austin M. Kaylor, 20, had called to say he was being held captive “somewhere [on] Ballard Drive in Richmond” and were threatening to kill him if they didn’t pay a ransom — $150 — so they could buy drugs. The family refused to pay the ransom, and sure enough, police tracked his cell phone to Ballard Drive, and Kaylor ran from them as they approached. So much for being held captive. Kaylor was charged with falsely reporting an incident, disorderly conduct, theft by deception, and fleeing police, and jailed. (RC/Lexington Herald) ...It’s just a guess, but I don’t think he can count on his family for bail money, either.
Original Publication Date: 01 May 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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