|Updated: 2/25 6:26 pm
||Published: 2/25 8:25 am
KELLYVILLE, Okla. - A major response for what turned out to be a false alarm.
Creek County deputies told FOX23 a bogus report of a man abducting a teen may have been a cry for attention.
FOX23 first reported about the search for a missing Kellyville teen on Tuesday morning, but by noon deputies had called off the search.
At least a half-dozen agencies responded to what they thought was an abduction. It was based on the claims of one student.
In the end, investigators told FOX23 it just didn't add up.
Just before 7 a.m. Tuesday, police received a call of a girl saying she was being followed. Minutes later, another call came in that a young girl saw a man drive up in a truck near Post Oak Road and Cedar Lane, grab a teen and drive off.
“We showed up tried to collect evidence there wasn't a lot to see the juvenile resident was already at school,” said Drew Mullenix, an investigator.
As deputies investigated, the school district called all the absent students' parents and everyone was accounted for.
Deputies had no name for the victim and not enough information to issue an Amber Alert.
“We didn't know who to issue it on. We didn't have a name, we had a witness who said a little girl and then it turned into a neighbor and then it turned to a random girl out for a walk. So if we didn't know who we were looking for its hard to find somebody if don't know they're lost,” said Mullenix.
Police went to the Kellyville Public Schools to interview the girl who called 911. That's when they determined it was all made up.
“We don't have a missing person. We are happy it turned out not to be so. I don't know if this was a cry for help. So we will work on trying to get her the help she needs,” said Mullenix.
Everyone is glad to know there is no missing child, but they don't deny this was a costly few hours.
“The manpower, a lot of money that was spent on this. I don't know what she is going to face. Again I’m excited there was such a response, although it did cost a lot,” said Mullenix.
Deputies told FOX23 all information will be passed on to the Creek County District Attorney's Office and they will decide if any charges will be filed.