SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, June 6– PNP authorities here clarified report that the alleged kidnapping of a high school student in Brgy. Bingao, this town was a false alarm.
For unknown reason, the student purportedly texted her brother that she was “kidnapped” by strangers aboard a jeep and was taken to a nearby coastal area.
The worried brother quickly sought police assistance.
However, it was learned later that the girl was not missing. She was found in the safe custody of a relative.
Police warned any prankster to stop sending false report in order to avoid waste of time and effort on the part of the responding lawmen.