A man from Oklahoma has been arrested after allegedly faking his own kidnapping in an apparent bid to gain sympathy from his ex-girlfriend. 

Darrius Steve Roberts was arrested on Thursday in Tulsa and charged with obstructing justice and filing a false report of a crime.

Following his arrest, according to the Daily Mail, Roberts' mother, Michelle Roberts Boiusseau, posted an apology for her son's actions on Facebook. 

"Thank you for your concern and your prayers blessings to you and your family," she wrote. "People who I haven't seen or heard from for months called me my my. We are going to seek help for him. This was embarrassing but God!!!"

After disappearing on Thursday, police said that Roberts' family received threats on social media and via text from the "kidnapper," including photos of Roberts bound and gagged with duct tape. 

"Let's the game began we would f--- him up right now but we want him to feel all this pain," the supposed kidnappers wrote on Roberts' own Facebook page.

Other alleged messages included ones stating "when the police do a search on that Facebook profile it's going to all lead back to darrius we know people that know how to do things like this let's see how long it takes the pigs to find us see here is the best part we not in Tulsa," and "I can do this all night the meth and the coke keeps us up all night only reason we texting is we want to see y'all beg us not to blow his f-----g brains all over it."

After following several leads and organizing a task force consisting of members of the Special Investigations Division, Homicide Detectives and the Fugitive Warrants Unit, the Tulsa Police Department eventually located Roberts, who was spotted trying to flee the scene. He was taken in for questioning as a result under suspicion that he had faked the whole thing. 

According to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by Tulsa World, people at the residence where he was found told police "they helped Roberts tie himself up and take photos, stating he wanted sympathy from a former girlfriend."

Roberts was booked on obstruction and false report charges and remains in custody at the Tulsa County Jail pending a $1,000 bond.