Tulsa, Oklahoma – A gambler fakes his own kidnapping to extort money from family and friends


Posted on the 26th of March 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma – A gambler fakes his own kidnapping to extort money from family and friends

Jonathan Michael Davis, 34 was last seen by his family on February the 27th. A few days later, the family started receiving from his cellphone from someone who claimed to have kidnapped Davis. The family reported the alleged kidnapping of Davis to the Owasso Police Department on March 1st. The cellphone messages quickly turned to extortion attempts, stating that the kidnapper wanted $375 sent to a Paypal account or Davis would be harmed. A photo of a broken finger was sent to the family from Davis’ cellphone. It didn’t take the police department long to track Davis’ phone. Police found Davis’ car in the parking lot of the River Spirit Casino, and they also found Davis sitting at a gambling table and carrying the same cellphone that was used to send the threatening messages. Davis was arrested and charged with extortion and false report of a crime.

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