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SLIWA ADMITS CONCOCTING 6 HOAXES

SLIWA ADMITS CONCOCTING 6 HOAXES

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Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa has admitted that he is a publicity addict who faked his own kidnapping and several stunts that grabbed headlines for his volunteer crime-fighting organization in its early years.

Sliwa, 38, told the New York Post he decided to tell the truth about the half-dozen times he cried wolf because of his recent real brush with death -- he was ambushed and shot in a cab -- and the outpouring of affection he received while recuperating.

The Post reported today that Sliwa admitted fabricating rescues of crime victims, an incident of racist vandalism and, finally, his own kidnapping. He said his last hoax was in 1980.

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