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Carjacking victim concocted kidnapping

March 8, 2010 at 5:32 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Police in Houston said they canceled an Amber Alert after learning a man lied about his nephew's abduction to speed investigation of his stolen car.

Investigators said the man, whose name was not reported, told police Sunday he had been carjacked at 4:15 a.m. by two thieves who drove off with his nephew, Kevin Williams, 6, sleeping in the back seat of the 2000 Lincoln Navigator, KPRC-TV, Houston, reported Monday.

However, police said the man later admitted there had not been a child in the car and he misled investigators to get more attention from officers. Police said it was unclear whether the man even has a nephew named Kevin Williams.

Police officials said they plan to press charges against the man for filing a false report. The stolen vehicle had not been found as of Sunday.

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