"We're on the third day when we find him, but he's pretty clean-shaved around his beard," O'Callaghan said. "A normal person that's abducted and has gone through something like that, their heart rate would be very high, they're very worried, depressed, a lot of emotions that will be bubbling up."
Police said they discovered Brandel had actually run a $50,000 payout Super Bowl pool in which he made up names in some of the squares, hoping to win and take most of the winnings, NYup.com reported. Brandel's plan didn't pan out and he ended up being on the hook for most of the $50,000, police said.
Brandel was arrested and faces several charges, including first-degree scheme to defraud, a felony, and falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor.