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Student Robbed and Kidnapped [Updated: False]

Michael Thaden, center. Photo: TD File photo

According to The Des Moines Register, a Drake student was robbed and kidnapped yesterday morning.

The incident occurred at 1:15am Tuesday morning north of campus.

Junior Michael Thaden was approached by a man with a silver handgun while in his vehicle.

The man took $50 from his wallet then proceeded to get in the passenger seat and instructed him to drive to West Des Moines. The man told Thaden to wait in the car while the man got a friend. Thaden drove off and contacted police.

The Drake International center sent a email to international students notifying them of the incident Tuesday.

The case is still under investigation. The man has not been identified.

Update: According to Des Moines Police, Thaden made the story up.

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