In what seems to be happening with greater frequency parents are falsely reporting their children being abducted to police when their car is stolen or carjacked. The problem is they are treated as actual abductions requiring tremendous resources. They can diminish the reaction to future Amber Alerts as the public becomes more skeptical. In most states filing a false report is a misdemeanor so the parents in effect suffer little consequences.
A Memphis mother is in trouble with the law, after police say she falsely reported her child was in her car when it was stolen.
That mother now facing possible charges of filing a false report. She is in police custody tonight along with two people who live at the apartment, who may have had a role in hiding the child.
A domestic dispute and a possible false report.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Peoria police said Friday they have found no evidence to support the story of a man who triggered an Amber Alert by claiming that his abusive wife had disappeared with their daughter.
Mike Tellef with Peoria Police said if detectives conclude that Frankie Abassi’s claims were bogus, he could be charged with false reporting.
Note: According to KSBI-TV
Since 1999, Oklahoma has issued 13 Amber Alerts. However, four of those 13 alerts have been false reports.