Missing teen alleged kidnapping after found wandering several miles from home
MILITAS –The Milpitas Police Department in a brief media release have made the final report that a 13-year-old teen that claims to have been kidnapped by two unknown male suspects was in fact a hoax.
Milpitas Police reported that on February 7 at 8:23 PM 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call that the 13-year-old teen was missing from her home located on Edsel Drive.
Milpitas City Council member Garry Barbadillo, who is an attorney and Town council member, left the Tuesday night council meeting to meet with police, concerned about the possibility of such a horrific outcome for his young daughter.
According to Lt. Kevin Moscuzza with the Milpitas Police, “The girl was found in the area of South Park Victoria Drive in Yellowstone Avenue at approximately 9:04PM”.
Moscuzza said, “She told officers two (2) males kidnapped her from her home and had her walk to Parktown Plaza as they slowly followed her in a small light colored sedan.”
In the girl’s statement, she had told police that they then made her get into their car near Piedmont Road & Landess Avenue located in Milpitas before driving around in North San Jose.
Moscuzza stated, “She was eventually able to flee from the car and call home.” But that discovery only led investigators to determine that the teen, after failing to identify her assailants, a license plate number and or any details of the incident in any form of detail, was in fact false.
The missing teen claimed that, “one of the male’s was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and unknown colored cargo pants.” The victim described to police a suspect possibly driving a light colored car with a “Mystery Spot” bumper sticker.
Captain Daryl Sequeira of the Milpitas Police Department on February 16, 2017 stated, “After an extensive investigation, Milpitas Police Detectives have concluded an abduction did not occur.”
After hours of investigation into the teens allegations, the juvenile was cited for making a false police report and released to her parents.