A RATHER bizarre case handled by the National Police in Marbella has seen a man go from reporting being raped and robbed to him being arrested for making up a very tall tale and wasting police time, all in an attempt to avoid his wife discovering his infidelity.
The surprising story began when a 50-year-old man and his wife arrived at the police station, explaining that they wanted to report a very serious matter. The man told officers that while jogging near Plaza de la Libertad he had been grabbed from behind and forced into the entrance to a building with a knife held to his head by a man and woman.
Once alone, he reported, the woman had pulled down his trousers and performed oral sex on him while the man continued to threaten him with the knife before going through his pockets and running away with his mobile phone.
Although the officers found the story rather suspicious, they began to investigate but soon decided that it could not be true. Upon challenging the man on discrepancies in his statement, officers reported, he broke down and confessed he had actually been unfaithful to his wife without using protection but later feared he could have caught something and so decided to use a condom.
When his wife, finding this unusual, asked what was going on the bizarre story was the first thing he could come up with, he said.
Now, along with having been arrested for reporting a fake crime and possibly having to compensate the police force for wasting their time, the imaginative man will have to face the wrath of his spouse.