OS teen charged after making false report

On Thursday Ocean Springs police said an alleged kidnapping of a teenager has turned out to be a hoax.


Now the teen is charged with making a false police report, which is a misdemeanor.

Tuesday, police sent word they were investigating a claim by a 15-year-old boy, who said he was  kidnapped by a man with a gun in Ocean Springs last week.

The boy said he managed to escape the following day.


Ocean Springs Deputy Police Chief Mark Dunston said as the investigation progressed the teen admitted he told the police a story.

The teen's case is being handled by youth court.

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