A pillar of any good relationship is communication. Last week, Rogelio Andaverde let it be known that he'd rather be kidnapped at gunpoint than tell his wife he wanted to go out partying.
The 34-year-old Edinburg, Texas man allegedly staged his own kidnapping last Tuesday. At about 10:30 p.m. he had his buddies -- wearing masks and toting guns -- break into his home while his wife was there and take him at gunpoint, police tell the San Antonio Express-News.
The frantic woman called authorities, who fanned out across the neighborhood to look for Andaverde, Fox News reports. Police grew suspicious when they couldn't find any leads, and even more-so when Andaverde turned up.
He reportedly told his wife that his kidnappers showed mercy and set him free. But later he allegedly confessed that he lied about the kidnapping so he could go out on the town with his buddies. He also reportedly said he was afraid of his wife.
"We have people file false reports all the time, and we put them in jail for it," Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe Treviño told The Monitor. "But I've never had someone do it just to get out of the house."
Andaverde was charged with making a false report, and deputies are looking for his friends -- the bogus kidnappers -- for questioning.