Man Fakes Terror Plot to Avoid Taking Girlfriend on Vacation
Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna, a 32-year-old man from India, may want to rethink his dating life.
Krishna, who is married with a child, allegedly came up with a fake terror plot to avoid having to go on vacation with a woman he met online.
The woman reportedly had asked to go on a trip to Goa and Mumbai. To help get out of his difficult bind, Krishna allegedly sent a hoax e-mail about a terror plot involving the hijacking of aircraft in several Indian cities, according to the Straits Times.
The e-mail, however, did more than scare off his would-be mistress. The e-mail also resulted in increased security measures at airports in Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai — and a full police investigation.
Krishna, according to the Straits Times, sent the e-mail to authorities claiming to be a woman who had overheard six men at a hotel plotting to hijack planes.
After authorities tracked the email back to Krishna using his IP address, he immediately confessed to both committing the crime and having an internet affair.
"He didn't have the money, but if he canceled because of that, it would have hurt his pride, and his friendship with the girl would've come to an end," B. Limba Reddy, deputy commissioner of police at the commissioner's task force in Hyderabad, told CNN. "So, his thinking was that if the flight was to be canceled and it was because of the airport, he wouldn't be at fault."
Krishna was arrested on four charges, including impersonation and providing false information. The charges, according to CNN, could result in five years in prison and a fine of $150. No word from the wife on how she plans to punish him as well.