Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 01.19.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3
 4  5  6  7  8  9  10
 11  12  13  14  15  16  17
 18  19  20  21  22  23  24
 25  26  27  28  29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Nov 21,2007
Police: Kidnapping case was just a hoax
by UPI

MIDWAY CITY, Calif. -- A massive search in Midway City, Calif., for a man who attempted to kidnap a 4-year-old girl was all based on a fabricated story, local police said.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said that the manhunt was prompted by the young girl's claims that a man had attempted to kidnap her at gunpoint, an allegation she used to get back at her mother, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday.

Amormino said that while the girl initially told police that a man had shown her a gun at a local playground on Tuesday, her story changed mere hours later.

The girl, who had given a very detailed description of her assailant to police, reportedly told investigators that she had made the story up to get revenge on her mother.

The sheriff's spokesman said that revelation prompted the massive manhunt to be called off immediately and allowed one detained suspect to go free.

"That's a pretty incredible story for a 4-year-old to make up," Amormino told the Register. "Of course, you want to believe it."

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1073 times read

Related news
Teen accused of pointing laser at jet by UPI posted on Dec 28,2007

Al Gore III released on $20,000 bail by UPI posted on Jul 05,2007

California woman killed in dog attack by UPI posted on Dec 27,2007

Two bodies found in Alzheimer patient home by UPI posted on Mar 24,2008

8-year-old girl shot six times saving mom by UPI posted on Dec 05,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 28 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?