A Brazilian college student recently revealed to police that she faked her own kidnapping because she didn’t finish her final class project.
Susan Paola Fadel Correia, 22, said she was captured by three men and was held captive for 24 hours, according to The Huffington Post.
Correia spent the time at a friend’s house but claimed she was tied up with rope by her captors. The student, who is being charged with making false accusations, said she lied because she was afraid to upset her mother.
I think the most important question here is: so did Correia ever end up having to do her homework?
Not many excuses can get more extreme than faking your own kidnapping, but we’re going to try. In honor of possibly the most elaborate way to get out of homework in history, we asked students for the lamest excuses they’ve ever used to get out of an assignment.
“I was in summer school so I told my teacher the air conditioning broke at my house so I fainted in the middle of doing my homework.”
-Rachel Dickerman, Senior, Michigan State University
“My freshman year I had a term paper due that was almost finished and saved on my computer. My roommates thought it would be funny to download a ridiculous porn onto my laptop while I was at dinner. It caused a virus that destroyed my hard drive and everything on it. I didn’t use a made up excuse to get an extension on the paper, but it was extremely embarrassing explaining the truth to my elderly professor.”
-Richard Grenn, Senior, Grand Valley State University
“I told my professor I left my homework in my car, so I ran down the hallway to do the entire assignment in 20 minutes on a bench. It was a small class so my professor got suspicious and found me a few feet from my classroom. Awkward.”
-Louis Naimoli, Sophomore, Hofstra University
“My friend at school told her professor that her cat died and that the whole family was so attached they held a funeral service for her. The professor made her show something from the funeral so she went home and took her cat to the vet in hopes that he would write her a note. The vet found nothing wrong with the cat, so she broke down in his office and told him the whole story. The vet wrote her a fake note and she got away with it.”
-Sarah Kanaan, Junior, Michigan State University