Man fakes kidnapping over Super Bowl bet: Police

Robert Brandel, 60, was arrested in western New York on Wednesday after officers found him in the back of his pickup truck with his hands and feet wrapped in duct tape, police said.
1:37 | 03/01/19

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New York State Police say they get a lot of false reports when it comes to money is the story investigators recently got from a north tunnel Wanda man. Was in a league of its. Own the sky arena football pool a 50000 dollar payoff football pool. Came up with a couple different ways were he could make money off of it and eventually fell flat and now we can't make the money up to the people who. That obviously or eventually won this football pool. Police say Robert Randall claimed he picked up two men Monday they had bought Super Bowl squares from him but Randall says the men then kidnapped him with a gun and took 161000. Dollars in cash from Super Bowls Weyers. He said the man drove around Western New York for tomb dates then tie up but left him in his car but that his parking lot that police found six year old ban bill. In the back of a blue Ford F 150 after an individual here called 911 and told them he softened my in the back of that car. With his hands and legs duct taped but O Callahan says a lot of things seemed off. We're on the third day when we find on. But he's pretty clean shaved around his peer. A normal person that's abducted and has gone through something like that. Would be very there Hari would be hide there very you know worried to process a lot of of emotions that will be bubbling up. O Callahan says it was all a cover. Brandel he says ran a 50000. Dollar payout rule in which he made up nations on some of the squares hoping he'd win when he didn't. He couldn't pay the winners and was short most of the 50000. He's due back in new pain town court in March. In Lockport Alley airbase an Eyewitness News.

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