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Cops: Washington Heights Abduction Was Surprise Birthday Hoax

Washington Heights 'Abduction' (credit: NYPD)CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The apparent abduction Friday of a Washington Heights couple was nothing more than a surprise birthday hoax, police said Monday.

Police spent the weekend looking for a man and a woman who witnesses said were kidnapped by two men in a dark-colored minivan just before 7 p.m. Friday near 173rd Street and Haven Avenue.  

Surveillance video of the incident shows the couple walking down the street as the two men are seen running after them.

Police said several people called 911 to report the incident saying they heard a woman scream and saw the two men forcing the victims into the van at gunpoint. However, no one was ever reported missing.

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Authorities now say the alleged kidnappers were friends of the victims and were whisking them away to the Poconos.

“For a surprise party for one of the participants,” said NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne.

Browne said while not a crime, the hoax did waste officers’ time and police resources.

“If you’re going to  have a birthday party, just put an invitation in the mail,” he said

Police said despite reports, they don’t believe anyone was armed and say no charges will be filed.

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4 Responses to Cops: Washington Heights Abduction Was Surprise Birthday Hoax

  1. uninformedLuddite says:

    Let’s have some names otherwise these people may have been amongst the first victims of the NDAA.

  2. # 1 NWO Hatr says:


    I posted the article claiming this was an abduction.

    Good find, Angel. 🙂

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