Kara Alongi started a joke, which started the whole world crying ... especially her parents! The 16-year-old was home alone on Saturday when she posted on Twitter about "someone," an implied intruder, being inside her house and to call 911 for her right away. Naturally when her mom and dad got home and Kara was nowhere to be found, they freaked out and called the police. Of course they did. I mean, can you imagine? As a parent, I would've been utterly beside myself with worry. But for the wrong reason, apparently -- because when the cops showed up (K-9 units and all), it soon became clear that Kara hadn't been kidnapped. There were no signs of forced entry, for one thing. Then police found out that somebody called a taxi to Alongi's house shortly after Alongi posted about the intruder -- and the taxi driver was able to identify Kara as the girl he recently dropped at the train station. (Who happened to be carrying a big bag of stuff, almost as if she were, y'know, running away.)
Security cameras at the station even captured Kara waiting for the train! So we basically know for a fact that Kara made this whole thing up -- but why? And will "the girl who tweeted wolf" (as she's being called) ever come back, now that everybody thinks of her as a big faker?!
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Look, I'm sure if I were Kara's mother, I'd just want her back at any cost. That's how I would feel if my daughter did something like this ... but I'd also be MAD! Mad, scared, hurt, sad, confused, betrayed ... all that stuff. What a very stupid social media stunt for a kid to pull! Was Kara looking for attention? Did she really want to get away from her life? (I doubt it, because she kind of sucked at covering her tracks.) Either way, she managed to break her parents' hearts twice in one terrible day.
Why do you think Kara Alongi wanted people to believe she was kidnapped?
Image via Clark Police Department