Kara Alongi had a nation believe she was kidnapped, leading to a rescue mission on twitter to help find her.
“a girl named kara got kidnapped tonight in my town. if you ALL could RT this, that'd be amazing! #helpfindkara ,“ tweeted user @chomikk. The tweet was retweeted by 33,730 other users of the social media site.
Now, it seems it all was a hoax, after New Jersey teen Alongi had tweeted Sunday night that she needed one of her followers to call the police on her behalf.
“There is somone in my hour ecall 911,” she wrote. But it was a lie, as Police Chief Alan Scherb told The Star-Ledger of Newark that there was no sign of foul play in her home and her tweet was a hoax.
The police told the paper that “someone called a local taxi company asking for a car at Alongi's address around the same time as the tweet, and a cab driver confirmed that he dropped off a person matching the girl's description at the Rahway train station.”
Alongi had gained tens of thousands of followers after her tweet sparked concern for her safety. Now, twitter followers are not happy that they were deceived by the young teen girl.
“Dear kara what u did is disrespectful to people who have actually have been kidnapped. Your need for attention is pathetic. Good luck in life,” tweeted @nikkibrusca.
“This Kara Alongi thing is actually making me mad. What possesses u to fake that u were harmed & make millions of people worry? Just go home,” wrote @karaflanders.
Others were just hoping Alongi got help for whatever issues made her lie and run away from home.
“Praying for that Kara girl either way because even if its not true, she'll obviously still need prayer for her abnormal psychological issues,” @kimberleyyn said.
According to The Star-Ledger, Along’s whereabouts still are unknown, but anyone with information is asked to call Clark police or send an anonymous tip to Union County Crime Stoppers at 908-654-TIPS.
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