Police: Girl made up abduction claim

January 27, 2010 1:27:54 PM PST
Philadelphia police now say a girl made up the text message that she was abducted, which prompted a search this morning. She was hanging out with her friends, according to police.

Officers took the girl into custody around 3:45 p.m. She will be taken to the Special Victims Unit for interviews. Investigators don't yet know if she'll be charged with anything.

Initially, at around 6:45 a.m., police say the girl was supposed to get on a bus and go to her school which is in the area of 8th and Moore streets. Then, around 8:30 a.m., the girl's mother says she got a text message from her daughter saying she had been abducted by a black man and black woman.

The girl's message went on to say she was being held inside a vacant building somewhere in South Philadelphia.

The 8th grader, her mother and father are being interviewed by police at the Special Victims Unit in Kensington.


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