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Bronx Teen Karol Sanchez Who Was Kidnapped in Front of Her Mother Reportedly Staged the Incident

Monica Otayza
Dec 19, 2019
08:40 A.M.
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After a thorough investigation by law enforcement, the kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl in the Bronx last Monday was deemed as staged by none other than the victim herself. 

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The teenager, Karol Sanchez, was walking with her mother on Eagle Avenue near East 156th Street at around 11:20 PM when they were approached by a beige four-door sedan. 

The victim and alleged hoax perpetrator Karol Sanchez | Source: Twitter / Complex

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THE KIDNAPPING INCIDENT

At the time, two men got out and took the teenager, while pushing her mother to the ground. Her 36-year-old mother was not harmed, but was left at the scene. 

Her mother planned to move them back to Honduras, which the girl opposed. 

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FINDING KAROL SANCHEZ

The next day, she was found walking to the address that she and her mom were initially going to. Police were alerted, and she was brought in for questioning on Tuesday evening. 

When the news was announced by the NYPD precinct Twitter, they celebrated her return and thanked all those who helped them track down the alleged suspects. 

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TRYING TO SCARE HER MOTHER

Her mother planned to move them back to Honduras, which the girl opposed. Her kidnapping was meant to stop that from happening, and she staged it because she was angry with her mother. 

Now, it is unclear whether or not those who perpetuated the crime will be receiving any criminal charges as Sanchez herself admitted to the hoax. 

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INCIDENTS OF REAL KIDNAPPING

While the kidnapping incident was a hoax, there are many others that are as real as it gets. In China, a six-year-old boy named Chuan was abducted in broad daylight by a stranger, before eventually being rescued miles away from his home. 

On a busy street in Kunming, a little boy was playing a video game when an abductor realized he was not being watched by an adult. He then lifted him up and took him away. 

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THE 50/50 CHANCE OF SURVIVAL

Eventually, the child was found in the city of Baoshan, 250 miles away from Kunming. The child says he stayed with a "strange uncle" who gave him a toy car before taking him away. 

Ultimately, his parents were relieved that they found their child unharmed, as some are not as lucky during kidnapping incidents. 

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