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Nov 29th, 2006, 05:02 AM
Girl set mom's bed on fire, faked kidnapping, police say
POSTED: 1:08 p.m. EST, November 28, 2006

No abduction took place, and girl stole mother's car, investigators found
Girl is 12 years old, police say
Girl claimed abductor had forced her and siblings to drive south
Girl held on charges of arson, attempted murder, police say

PERU, Indiana (AP) -- A 12-year-old girl set fire to her sleeping mother's bed and took off in the family car to fake the abduction of herself and her two younger siblings, police said.

Authorities began looking for the girl, her 8-year-old brother and her 6-year-old sister early Monday after their mother called 911. The 29-year-old woman said she had awakened with her bed on fire and discovered her children and car were missing.

Police called the woman's cell phone and spoke to the 12-year-old, sheriff's Sgt. Gary Glassburn said. The girl told officers she and her siblings had been kidnapped and forced to drive south while the abductor followed in another vehicle.

The girl had driven about 15 miles when police talked her into stopping just south of Peru, about 70 miles north of Indianapolis. The children were found unharmed.

Investigators determined there was no abduction and the girl had stolen her mother's car.

The 12-year-old was being held in a juvenile detention center on charges of arson and attempted murder, said police, who did not release the names of those involved. The other two children were released to their mother.


Nov 29th, 2006, 05:05 AM

Nov 29th, 2006, 05:12 AM
i didnt know peru was so close to the united states

Nov 29th, 2006, 05:18 AM
Girl set mom's bed on fire, faked kidnapping, police say...
...after she found out she was adopted.



Nov 29th, 2006, 05:20 AM
The thing that gets me is she is just 12, and driving that car. :eek: (Not to mention trying to murder her mother. :tape: )

Nov 29th, 2006, 07:53 AM
why? :shrug:

Nov 29th, 2006, 07:57 AM
this is some fucked up shit.

Nov 29th, 2006, 12:48 PM
OMG :tape: