The ransom request was repeated in later text messages as well as warnings that the man not go to police, which he ignored.
Police launched a search and spotted her car, which they followed to a shopping mall in the town of Gandia on the Mediterranean coast.
"The woman, who was travelling alone and was in perfect health, was the supposed victim of the kidnapping," the police statement said.
At first she told police that she had been released that morning but later confessed to faking her abduction "to find out what her husband would be willing to do for her".
There's no word on whether the perpetrator found her husband's response acceptable. Link -via Arbroath
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