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CrimeTeens Allegedly Faked Kidnapping in Georgia Mall to Gain YouTube Followers

14:15  12 july  2019
14:15  12 july  2019 Source:   people.com

Georgia teenagers staged kidnapping at mall to gain YouTube followers, police say

Georgia teenagers staged kidnapping at mall to gain YouTube followers, police say A teenager screaming for help inside an SUV in the parking lot at a mall in Georgia last week was nothing more than a stunt meant to be uploaded to YouTube, according to police. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said Christopher Kratzer, 19, and Ava Coleman, 17, face charges of reckless conduct and raising a false public alarm after the alleged staged kidnapping at The Collection at Forsyth shopping center, located about 35 miles north of Atlanta.

Two Georgia teens are facing felony charges after they allegedly staged an elaborate fake kidnapping to share on YouTube to gain more followers , PEOPLE confirms. On July 3, Forsyth County deputies received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible abduction at a shopping mall

A teenager screaming for help inside an SUV in the parking lot at a mall in Georgia last week was nothing more "Yes, that's right for a social media channel to gain more followers ," police said. Coleman was released on bond, while Krazter is still being held after allegedly violating the terms of

Teens Allegedly Faked Kidnapping in Georgia Mall to Gain YouTube Followers© Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Ava Coleman and Christopher Kratzer

Two Georgia teens are facing felony charges after they allegedly staged an elaborate fake kidnapping to share on YouTube to gain more followers, PEOPLE confirms.

On July 3, Forsyth County deputies received multiple 911 calls reporting a possible abduction at a shopping mall, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Monday. Witnesses reported seeing a teenager, later identified as Ava Coleman, 17, tied up with a covering over her head yelling for help from inside a Chevrolet Tahoe.

“He is going to kill me,” Coleman allegedly yelled, witnesses reported, according to the Forsyth County News.

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The Georgia teens staged an abduction in a mall parking lot, authorities said. Two Georgia teenagers now face felony charges for staging an abduction in the parking lot of a shopping mall that "Yes, that's right, for a social media channel to gain more followers ," the Facebook post said.

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The sheriff’s office sent eight patrol cars — more than half of the deputies in the south Forsyth County — to intercept the Tahoe and save the reported victim, A Facebook post from Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office states.

“For 20 straight minutes, we had deputies racing across Forsyth County to help this girl, thinking that this was a true abduction,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater said, the News reports. “That’s unacceptable.”

The Tahoe was eventually stopped by an off duty Gwinnett County Police Officer who had heard about the lookout, the post states. The driver of the SUV was identified as Christopher Kratzer, 19, and the reported victim as Coleman.

Authorities learned that Kratzer and Coleman were allegedly filming a kidnapping prank to gain more followers.

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A follow up investigation found the prank had “falsely alarmed the public creating an apprehension and panic that caused members of the public to feel unsafe and to report it to law enforcement,” according to the post.

As a result, Kratzer and Coleman were charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, and raising a false public alarm, a felony.

“If you want to create a social media following, I would strongly dissuade you from this stupidity,” Sheriff Ron Freeman said in the post. “Good armed citizens might have been justified in using force to stop what they legitimately believed was a kidnapping.”

It is unclear whether Kratzer or Coleman have attorneys to comment on their behalf. They have not entered pleas.

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