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ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) – A 32-year-old southwest suburban man is facing a felony charge after allegedly paying a man and woman to have sex with him, then telling police and his wife he’d been kidnapped.

Geries Fakhoury of 9418 John Humphrey Dr. in Orland Park is facing one felony charge of disorderly conduct after telling police he was threatened by two strangers in his driveway after returning home from work.

According to Fakhoury’s initial report, a man and woman held a screwdriver against his back and forced him to drive to a bank on 143rd Street and withdraw $800.

Fakhoury also told police the man and woman made him smoke crack cocaine in his car, then forced him to strip to his underwear after the three returned to his home. Fakhoury later admitted fabricating the story.

His wife told police she awakened to find her husband and a strange man, both in their underwear, standing in her bedroom. The other man, she told police, was holding a pipe in one hand and a screwdriver in the other.

The wife told police she began screaming in Arabic that she wanted to call the police, but her husband initially told her not to. The wife later told police the strange man told her husband he wanted to have sex with her. She started to hyperventilate, then lied about having asthma, and the other woman told the man to leave her alone, police said.

The man and woman left shortly after midnight, taking Fakhoury’s wallet, car keys and garage door opener, according to police. After they left, Fakhoury’s wife called police, who stopped the man and woman at 143rd Road and LaGrange Road.

Police identified them as 35-year-old Shina Tousant and 49-year-old Thomas Chatham, both of 1304 S. Tripp St. in Chicago.

They told police they knew Fakhoury and he had called them twice around 10:30 p.m., which police confirmed by reviewing cell phone records.

Police found small fragments of what they suspected was crack cocaine in Fakhoury’s car along with a plastic bag of marijuana. While searching the car Chatham and Tousant were driving, police found $800 in cash and Fakhoury’s wallet and car keys.

Tousant has been charged with misdemeanor counts of prostitution and theft. Chatham was charged with one misdemeanor count of prostitution.

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