A face only a mother could not pay $200 for.

A 25-year-old Tennessee man had a problem: He needed $200. Probably for heroin. But I don't like being judgey; maybe it was for something else. Like meth or OxyContin. The important thing is that he needed the money. So, Zachery Lodgson came up with a plan for acquiring it. The kind of ingenious scheme only a criminal mastermind of the highest order could devise.

Putting his devilish gambit into action, Lodgson cleverly sent a text message to his mother, telling her he was being held hostage by his drug dealer. He would be killed, he informed her, if she did not produce the kingly ransom of two hundred American dollars.

Sources: Daily News | h/t Newser