A 37-year-old Florida housewife is out on bail after being accused of faking her own abduction, lying about the sexual assault that happened during her kidnapping, and trying to extort $50,000 from her husband, reports The Huffington Post.
Ponte Vedra Beach resident Quinn Gray says she was held against her will Labor Day weekend, while eyewitnesses say she wasn't in distress while with her apparent lover during the dates she was supposedly taken. Authorities say the evidence isn't adding up, and Gray was arrested on September 17th and charged with extortion. Her response? If she wanted $50,000 from her husband, she'd simply withdraw it from their bank account. When Money Masks Couples' Real Problems
Gray isn't the first wife to plan her own abduction. Livescience.com reports that fake abductions occur about once a week. While we can't vouch for their numbers, there have been a few in the spotlight that make us angry that time and energy went into finding these selfish women. Remember the "Runaway Bride" Jennifer Wilbanks? Turns out, she just needed some time to think before embarking on her marriage in 2005.
Livescience also reminds us of a pregnant Ohio lawyer who, in 2007, told officials she was bound, gagged, and taken at gunpoint after she was found at an amusement park 700 miles from home. Again, just a big fat lie.
Makes you wonder what would make someone reach the point that a fabricated abduction seems like a better alternative to life. Really, don't you think you're going to get caught?
Gray's attorney says his client was suffering from a manic episode of untreated bipolar disorder and that her behavior was the result of the mental imbalance. And what does Mr. Gray have to say about all of this? He's standing by his wife, even covering her legal expenses. That's one devoted husband.