There's no love on this planet like a mother's love but sometimes you have stupid people who rather try to exploit that love for ill purposes. Here's the story of one moron who tried to EXTORT his own MOM for an outrageous amount of money that will leave you shaking your head.

We take you to South Carolina and WLTX CBS 19 for the report.

19-year old Emmanuel Franklin decided that instead of being a MAN and asking his mom for $130, he had the bright idea of faking his own KIDNAPPING in order to get his mom to pay up the money.

Franklin's mom says that she received a call from an unknown number from her son and an unknown man on January 22nd demanding that she put $130 in a mailbox or her son would get hurt or killed. The thing is, the address of the mailbox they requested she put the money in, matches the address of EMMANUEL FRANKLIN'S DAD HOUSE.

Naturally, this "criminal mastermind's" plan quickly fell apart from there and police arrested Franklin and charged him with blackmail which carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in jail and a $5,000 fine if he's convicted.

Forrest Gump's Mom always said, "Stupid is as stupid does".

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