A man told police he was abducted at knifepoint and locked in his own car boot for hours - to hide his secret affairs from his partner.
Larry Ronald Fyfe went to Springfield Lakes police with the bizarre abduction hoax, claiming a "Polynesian man" armed with a knife had hopped into the passenger seat of his car the previous day.
Fyfe said the man forced him to drive around the Logan and Ipswich areas for hours before he was told to pull over at Ison Road, Greenbank. The 53-year-old said he threw his wallet, phone and keys into the bush and the man took $400 from him.
He then alleged he was locked in his own car boot where he remained all night until a passer-by released him the next morning. But the crime claim was simply an elaborate con to prevent his partner discovering his cheating ways.