Daughter arrested after sending hoax kidnapping video to mother

Daughter arrested after sending hoax kidnapping video to mother
Published: 2016 July 31 09:50:44 (8145 Views)
A daughter has been arrested after she sent her horrified mother a video claiming she was tied up in a hotel room after being kidnapped.

Jessica Johnson, 22, filmed herself on a bed bound and gagged in South Carolina, US.

Her mother Christie called police who managed to track her down and find her slumped on the bed and unresponsive.

But Lieutenant Timmie Williams of Simpsonville Police Department said police quickly became suspicious.

He said: "During the investigation there was different clues that actually sparked the investigators' curiosity."

Lt Johnson said after being questioned by officers, Johnson admitted the alleged kidnapping had been an elaborate hoax.



She said she had sent the video as she was going through some 'personal issues'.

The 22-year-old is now being held in custody after being charged with making a false police report. Her bail bond was set at $30,000 (£22,600).

Christie posted the video online after discovering the truth about the supposed kidnapping.

She wrote on Facebook: "How can you be so evil as to send this video and others to people who care about you. She's a sick person, this isn't the person I raised.

"All the time I wasted calling these drug rehab centres trying to get help her help to only hear 'don't blame her, it's not her fault she's a drug addict'.

"Jessie is evil and I will not uphold her in this. These police officers stayed away from their families for hours trying to solve this, find who hurt her and all along she did this to herself.

"If any parents think I'm wrong for not putting any more time into her foolishness, well that's your opinion."



Source - Mirror

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