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Working Harder To Be Lazy… And Getting Charged and Fined!

Strange Excuses for Missing Work that Landed People in Trouble With the Law

Even when you love what you do for a living, there can come a time when you simply don’t want to go to work. At some point, most of us have had the urge to call in sick when we really wanted to head to the beach or just binge some Netflix. People can come up with some rather interesting excuses to avoid work, and there are certainly some strange tales that people come up with to tell their bosses. However, one that stands out amongst even the strangest of reasons is the woman in Florida didn’t want to attend her job as a nurse assistant on the night shift.

Kidnapped … or Lazy

Florida woman Beverly Brooks went out for a break and during the shift and didn’t return. Naturally, those who worked with her were worried and called her phone. When she answered, she claimed that her boyfriend had kidnapper her. The coworker who called could hear the boyfriend in the background telling Brooks that she couldn’t leave the vehicle. This caused the coworkers to call the police. After all, it seemed as if she really was being held against her will.

Kidnapping is something the police take very seriously, naturally. Panama City Police, along with five other agencies began a search for Brooks, fearing for her safety. They searched for a few hours and eventually they found Brooks and her boyfriend, the alleged kidnapper, sitting in a car that was only a few miles away from the hospital.

When the police found them, Brooks said that her boyfriend was not actually holding her against her will. Instead, she claims that she did not want to go back to work that night. The police were not amused, and they charged the couple with making a false report. Now, they are facing $1,000 in fines and up to a year in jail. At least if she goes to jail, she won’t have to worry about going to work.

I’ve Been Stabbed!

Lest you think claiming that you’ve been kidnapped is the furthest someone has gone to get out of work, let’s look at a case from several years ago. Aaron Siebers was an employee a Blockbuster Video (back when it was still a thing), and one day he decided that he did not want to go to work. Instead of claiming he was kidnapped, he thought that it would be a good idea to stab himself. He then made a false report and claimed that it was three Hispanic men who attacked him.

He later admitted that he had stabbed himself in the leg because he didn’t want to go to work. The wound was so bad that he had to go to the hospital for stitches. He was also charged with making a false report, as well as obstructing a police office.

Instead of pretending to be kidnapped or stabbing yourself, maybe just call in sick like a normal person … or actually just go to work. It’s safer that way.

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