The family of a New Jersey teenager who tweeted about her fake abduction won't be billed for the cost of the police search.
Kara Alongi gained hundreds of followers after asking people on Twitter to call 911 on Sept 30. However, the evidence pointed toward the 16-year-old being a runaway.
Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the cost of the search wasn't exorbitant. The mayor says he hopes the girl makes some better choices in the future.
Alongi had taken a cab to a train station and turned up two days later after she called 911 from a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop in Penns Grove, saying she was ready to head home.
Police have not said where she had gone.