A Chesterfield Police Department spokesperson declared on Tuesday morning that the so-called Virginia Walmart abduction was actually a cleverly-devised hoax. The ‘victim’ and her ‘abductor’ swung by the police station on Monday to set things right.
Walmart Kidnapping Was Part of a Bet
According to the Chesterfield Police Department, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter after someone reported an abduction.
Based on eyewitnesses accounts, the driver of a silver sedan was just about to leave the parking lot when the trunk popped open, and a woman bolted.
Surveillance cameras show the victim trying to run away from the car before one of the vehicle’s occupants picks her up and shoves her inside the car.
Since the abduction, the Chesterfield police officers have tried to ID the car’s driver and the victim.
However, on Monday morning, the woman who was seen leaving the car’s trunk walked into the police station. She was accompanied by the man who ‘shoved’ her into the car.
They’ve told the authorities that there was no abduction and that the whole thing was planned from the start.
According to a Chesterfield Police Department spokesperson, the woman, her abductor, and two other people met prior to the kidnapping behind Walmart to plan the whole thing.
Moreover, it would seem that the hoax was part of a lost bet.
Following this strange confession, the Chesterfield Police Department wrote on its Facebook page that all searches were called off as parties involved claimed that it was a hoax.
However, the authorities were not amused by this incident. Although the spokesperson declined to offer more details about the case, we can expect charged against the woman and her friends.
Oddly enough, one man who witnessed the incident told the authorities that something felt ‘off’ as the car had a dubious aspect.
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