A false report was given to authorities by two boys in Florida resulting in an AMBER Alert being activated for an unknown girl. It has yet to be determined if the parties involved will be charged.
An Amber Alert issued for a missing girl in Port St. Lucie turned out to be a false report, Florida officials said Wednesday.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesman Mike Morrison said the agency is in the process of canceling the alert.
WPEC said two boys are behind the hoax, telling police at about 7:25 a.m. Wednesday that they saw a 7-year-old girl snatched and put into a white van as she walked in a Port St. Lucie neighborhood.
Based on their story, authorities reported that the girl was last seen wearing a blue skirt with a pink or purple shirt. Her name was never released. The alert mentioned that she might be with two men possibly driving in a white van.
Police launched a massive air and ground search for the vehicle and the girl and went to the homes of about 105 sex offenders in the area, WPEC reported.
It wasn’t known whether the boys would be charged.