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Glenn Heights kidnapping phony

The so called kidnapping of a Glenn Heights girl has been ruled a hoax by Glenn Heights police. Keidra Kirby, 17, the girl who had allegedly been kidnapped, was charged Thursday for giving a false report to police.

Investgators have been working on the kidnapping case since April 23, when Glenn Heights Police Department received a call that Kirby had been kidnapped from the 400 block of Star Gazer by three males in a white van. The kidnapping triggered an Amber Alert for the North Texas area, and reports spread through various news outlets.

Keidra Kirby -- courtesy Glenn Heights PD

Keidra Kirby — courtesy Glenn Heights PD

As police worked on the investigation, inconsistencies began to surface, according to a statement from the Glenn Heights Police Chief Phillip Prasifka. Two juvenile witnesses recanted their original statements that Kirby had been taken by masked suspects. Two adults, Darius Ballard and Andrew woodrum, corroborated the new statements from the juveniles, according tot he statement.

When confronted, Kirby admitted there was no kidnapping and that she had left willingly with the orignally alleged kidnappers. The investigation also revealed there was never a white van or masked suspects.

Kirby’s false report is classified as a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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