Police arrest another in kidnapping ‘hoax’
VAIL – Police say they have arrested an accomplice in last week’s alleged kidnapping hoax.Michael George Malovic, a 48-year-old Vail man, was arrested Friday night on suspicion of helping Michael Moore stage his own abduction. Moore already has been arrested and charged with several crimes for allegedly concocting his own kidnapping, including domestic violence because his wife was allegedly threatened and bound during the alleged abduction.Initial reports indicated that two men forced their way into Moore’s home on April 13 and kidnapped Moore at gunpoint. Now police believe there was only one “kidnapper” and it was Malovic, according to a statement released by police.According to police, Malovic was following Moore’s preconceived plan when he burst into the home and pretended to kidnap Moore. He and Moore allegedly bound Moore’s wife with duct tape. Moore allegedly stole his wife’s credit cards but made it look like Malovic told him to do so. Moore’s wife was able to free herself and reported the incident to police. His wife did not know about the alleged hoax, and is in protective custody, police said. She is not being named because she allegedly is a domestic violence victim. She filed for divorce this week. Malovic has been charged with false imprisonment, menacing with a deadly weapon, aggravated robbery and assault. Moore has been charged with charged with aggravated robbery, false imprisonment, menacing with a deadly weapon, theft, false reporting to authorities and domestic violence. He posted a $25,000 bond last Wednesday and was released from Eagle County Jail. Vail, Colorado
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