A lonely Chinese teen admitted faking his own kidnapping because he wanted to see his parents who were working in another part of the country, according to Chinese media.
The 13-year-old unnamed boy from Luzhou, Sichuan province, was found bound and gagged in an abandoned truck in a residential community on May 8, the Chengdu Business News reported on Friday.
He said he woke up in the van after someone had sprayed something on him at a crossroad and he passed out.
He was unharmed and nothing had been stolen, and police could find no clue to the kidnapper, the report said.
After a long talk with police officers about his family, the boy admitted he staged the abduction to make his parents come home.