University of Toronto student Furqan M. Haroon faked his own abduction and has been now released after $20,000 bail. His brother and his mother are his sureties on his behalf. He was reported to police by someone who noticed him at St. Catharine’s mosque.
Furqan had called his own cousin and friend to tell him that he is followed by three men, one armed with a handgun in broad daylight. His van was found near Midwest Rd. and Midland Ave. in Scarborough with car keys still in car ignition. The police, however, seriously doubted the abduction.
To make things more complicated – or should we say dramatic – Furqan was arrested by York Police for stealing computer equipment from his employer, IBM. He was charged with fraud under $5,000.
He has now been charged for public mischief and will appear in court for theft charges on September 15th and public mischief allegation on September 29th.