We've all had appointments and doctor's visits that we've wanted to get out of. But I don't think any of us have gone quite this far to avoid them.

When it comes to getting out of things, there are no bounds to the creativity of young people. From holding the thermometer to a light bulb to creating a gross concoction to convince the school nurse/mom/whomever that you just got sick, the epicenter of appointment-dodging innovation is somewhere between age 6 and 16. That being said, this kid is next level:

A 12-year-old French boy was reportedly so determined not to go to the dentist that he faked his own kidnapping, leading to a one-month investigation by cops.

The dental-drama began late May after he was found by police hiding in Alpine village St. Gervais on May 21, The Local Europe reported.

When the boy was questioned by officers, he allegedly claimed that he had just escaped an abduction attempt from nearby town Bagnols.

He described the man as European-looking in his 30s, with a muscular build, standing 5-feet-7-inches tall, and with a vertical scar on his right cheek.

He further provided a description of the car the man had been driving and the clothes he was wearing.

For a month the boy appeared to have gotten away scot-free, until officers called him in for questioning once more — after reviewing security footage in Bagnols.


When confronted about his tall tale, the boy reportedly confessed to making the entire story up all so he wouldn't have to go to the dentist.


I don't know about you, but my new hero is a 12 year old French kid.