Woman Fakes Her Own Kidnapping, Setting of Massive Police Response

An Ohio woman who posted photos to social media saying she had been kidnapped and tied to a pole in a basement actually faked the entire ordeal, police said. Read on the story to know how they found out.

Helicopter search and shut down a highway

Ohio police started a helicopter search and shut down a highway when they received a report of a kidnapping in an alarming 911 call.

“We had all hands on deck,” said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. “We had deputies coming from everywhere.”

A friend of Thelma Williams called 911

A friend of Thelma Williams called 911 and reported odd messages popping up on Williams’s social media accounts.

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“They hacked her old Facebook account,” the caller told a dispatcher. “It has video and a picture of her and it says that they have her and they’re going to kill her.”