Maine Police: Illinois Man Made Up Abduction Story

Updated 2 weeks ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say an Illinois man who took a bus to Maine to meet a woman he met playing an online game concocted a story about being abducted to gain the woman’s sympathy.

Police say 30-year-old Randolph Patriakeas, of Pana, Illinois, was discovered lying face down on a Waterville street at about 3:30 a.m. Monday. He was blindfolded and had scratches on his upper body.

The Morning Sentinel reports that after talking to Patriakeas in the hospital, investigators determined the wounds were self-inflicted and he made up the story to gain the woman’s sympathy following a difference in expectations about the relationship.

Patriakeas was not arrested but was summoned to court on Aug. 19 to face a filing a false police report charge.

He was released and his whereabouts are unclear.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel,


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