BERLIN (AP) -- A Swedish man's novel explanation for taking a break from a troubled marriage has landed him in trouble with the German police.
Nuremberg police say the man came to them on Saturday claiming to have been abducted from his home in southern Sweden by two men who demanded money and took him to the German city.
That triggered a large-scale search. But police said in a statement Monday that the 43-year-old's story fell apart in questioning.
He told officers that he had embarked on a European tour to get away from marital problems at home. He said he came up with the kidnapping story to explain his absence to his wife -- who had reported him missing.
Police said the man is under investigation for faking a crime. Prosecutors ordered a 3,000-euro ($3,800) bail payment.
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