Town Won't Bill NJ Teen Who Tweeted About Fake Kidnapping

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

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012  |  Updated 7:32 AM EDT
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Runaway's Tweet Sparks Social Media Storm

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Runaway's Tweet Sparks Social Media Storm

A teenager's tweet asking for a 9-1-1 call sparked a viral response that flooded her home town's police department. It turned out she ran away, but now there are questions about how to handle the response. Brian Thompson reports.
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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. 

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