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A father who believed his son had been kidnapped by someone demanding ransom money reportedly learned that it was a scheme his son had set up in an alleged attempt to take his cash.

On August 13, the father of 24-year-old Austin Blake Hawks was reportedly contacted through Facetime by someone who showed him live streaming video of his son with a firearm against his head. His son was reportedly tied to a tree and appeared as if he was being held against his will, and the unknown caller asked for money to ensure the man’s safety.

The concerned dad notified the Lee County Sheriff’s Department about the situation, and they started to search for the place where his son was being held.

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