What should be the punishment for providing false information leading to an AMBER Alert being activated? In this instance, it sparked a seven hour manhunt. They have been used for everything ranging from trying to find a stolen vehicle to relationship revenge. In most States it is a misdemeanour and carrying a small fine, at least relative to the cost Law Enforcement.
MESQUITE, Texas — Charges are being filed against a woman who falsely told police her ex-boyfriend abducted their children at gunpoint, police said.
The mother, 36-year-old Donna Alcala, turned herself in to the Mesquite police after giving a written statement that she lied about Gilberto Martinez taking their two girls at gunpoint.