updated 2/14/2007 6:15:33 PM ET 2007-02-14T23:15:33

Police say a California man has admitted faking his own kidnapping to keep his wife from finding out he crashed her new car.

Police in San Rafael say the 35-year-old told authorities two kidnappers held him up at gunpoint, so he decided to purposely crash the car into a wall to escape.

Under questioning he admitted making the whole story up. A police spokeswoman says the man was worried about how his wife would react to her car being wrecked.

The man could face criminal charges for making a false report.

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