UPDATE: Beverly woman admits lying about kidnapping

A kidnapped Beverly woman was found locked in her car in Wenham on Monday morning.  Credit: Google Images
A Beverly woman was found locked in her car in Wenham on Monday morning.
Credit: Google Images

A Beverly woman was found locked in her car early Monday morning in what police called an apparent kidnapping. But now Maria Brayfield, 24, has admitted that it was all a hoax.

“Our criminals investigation division determined that she had made up the whole story. At that time she was released,” Beverly Police Officer Mike Boccuzzi told WBZ.

Brayfield later admitted that she was intoxicated and afraid of being pulled over by police so she concocted the kidnapping story.

Earlier: According to WHDH, the woman, 24, was found along Route 128 in Wenham. She told police two drivers stopped to help when they saw her car on the side of the road by Exit 17. Believing it to be the scene of a car accident, the drivers approached the car and heard someone inside. They freed the Maria by smashing the rear glass window.

Brayfield told police that two masked men had entered her apartment and kidnapped her, forcing her to drive up Route 128. They then left her locked in the back of the car and took off, says WHDH.

Police are currently investigating the situation.

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