06-04-2005, 09:12 AM #1Registered User
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FL - Teen arrested for faking abduction
Teen's kidnapping claim a hoax, police say
Tampa police say the girl, 15, fabricated details about a kidnapping that didn't happen.By MELANIE AVE, Times Staff Writer
Published June 4, 2005
TAMPA - The 15-year-old girl gave convincing details about her alleged abduction.
The freshman said she was walking home from Middleton High School on May 20 when she was grabbed by a black man with light skin and thrown into a faded tan or brown four-door sedan. She said he drove around and threatened to rape her.
She recalled how the driver's seat was missing a headrest and how the man had gold on his lower teeth.
Turns out all the details about the kidnapping were fabrications.
On Friday, the girl was arrested and accused of what police say was a hoax made even crueler for its timing. Tampa Bay area residents have been extra fearful of child abductions after two girls, 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford and 13-year-old Sarah Lunde, were killed in recent months.
http://www.sptimes.com/2005/06/04/Hi...ping_cla.shtmlWhen the children cry let them know we tried 'Cause when the the children sing then the new world begins
06-04-2005, 10:20 AM #2Registered User
A false report of this magnitude draws resources from real cases, Parrish said.
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``That's the message,'' he said. ``It sends a message that if you lie about this, we will put you in jail. As we do with all serious cases, we dedicated a lot of resources and man-hours. People were calling in with possible leads.''
Boy does someone need to tell Ms. Jennifer Wilbanks this one!!When the children cry let them know we tried 'Cause when the the children sing then the new world begins
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