Monday, April 14, 2008

Child pranksters told 911 they were abducted

Two Pennsylvania kids could face charges for making prank 911 phone calls claiming they were kidnapped. On Saturday, 911 dispatchers received several calls from a cellphone caller who said she was from Pittsburgh and that she and her cousin had been able to escape from their captors, but were being chased by two men in a green Jeep.

When police looked into it, they found nothing, but the FBI got involved, too. The Tuscarawas County Sheriff Department's K-9 unit and the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol searched the area by foot and air.

Detectives finally located the two kids, an 8-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl. They both admitted to making the calls, and denied being kidnapped. The Tuscarawas County Prosecutor is looking into the case to determine if charges will be filed. (info from WKYV TV)

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