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St. Charles man allegedly fakes kidnapping after night out with co-workers

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Police investigated and found the incident to be a hoax perpetrated by Stammer without the knowledge of the vehicles driver. Police investigated and found the incident to be a hoax perpetrated by Stammer without the knowledge of the vehicles driver.

CHANNAHON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A St. Charles, Missouri man has been charged with two counts of disorderly conduct after falsely claiming that he had been kidnapped after a night out with his co-workers.

According to police, 32-year-old James Stamer sent text and social media messages to friends and family members that he was being held against his will in a vehicle that was traveling on Interstate 55 near Channahon, Illinois early Tuesday morning.

In the message Stamer pleaded with them to contact authorities for help.

Stamer also made several calls around 1:00 a.m. from his cell phone to the Logan County 911 dispatch center. Messages were broadcast to state and local police departments requesting assistance in locating Stamer.

Police investigated and found the incident to be a hoax perpetrated by Stamer without the knowledge of the vehicles driver.

Both of Stamer’s charges are Class 4 felonies.

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