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Police: Man faked kidnapping to skip out on drug debt

Gildardo Guillen (TPD)
Gildardo Guillen (TPD)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Tulsa police say a man staged his own kidnapping Thursday in order to avoid paying a drug debt.

Around 3 p.m. Thursday, police began receiving calls of a shooting and abduction near Pine and North Yale. When officers arrived, they found a Cadillac Escalade stopped in the street with bullet holes in the engine compartment.

The initial investigation led police to believe an Hispanic man was taken from the SUV against his will, and a short time later someone drove up and shot at the unoccupied Escalade.

Detectives worked throughout the night to ID the victim, 28-year-old Gildardo Guillen, who police learned was spotted in Tahlequah around midnight with noticeable injuries. Police say the abduction suspect was a friend named "Porky."

Investigators later learned, however, that Guillen staged his kidnapping to avoid paying out-of-state drug dealers money he owned them, but the plan fell apart when someone unexpectedly shot up the Escalade.

Police say the shooter was the boyfriend of a woman who was with Guillen at the time of the alleged abduction. He was mad and when he happened upon the Escalade he opened fire.

Police say they haven't spoken with Guillen but will verify he is alive and well. He will be arrested for warrants and police will request reimbursement for resources used trying to find him during his ruse.

If anyone knows Guillen's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596-COPS.