Kids don’t lie, do they? Yes. ALL. THE. TIME.
The 16-year-old girl who told her parents she was pulled into a truck by two men Tuesday night has admitted she made up the story to try to get sympathy from her ex-boyfriend, Clay County Sheriff’s Office Col. Craig Aldrich said on Wednesday morning.
Investigators said the girl had recently separated with her boyfriend and was actively evading being found during a short but intensive search for her.
She said she was despondent over her break up with her boyfriend and “decided to play the sympathy card.”
She really played this one good: At 10:25 p.m., she was found by a motorist as she was lying on her back on the shoulder of the road less than one mile from where she claimed she was abducted. The driver called 911 and the girl complained of injuries from being thrown from the vehicle. When questioned by detectives, she admitted making up the story.
The police say they took the claim very seriously and expended resources and $5-6K on the short search. She could be charged with filing a false police report and the family liable for reimbursement. I do hope that is the case. That’s a small price to pay to teach her a lesson about personal responsibility and selfishness. And, it may serve as an example for drama princes and princesses in the future. And, geez, get her some counseling…
Tip: Ben Radford