I wonder how many "likes" they got?
Two teenagers in Forsyth County are facing felony charges after filming a fake kidnapping that they planned to upload to YouTube, authorities said.
Ava Coleman, 17, and Christopher Kratzer, 19, face charges of false public alarm and reckless conduct after the alleged staged kidnapping prank last week, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. False public alarm is a felony charge, while reckless conduct is a misdemeanor.
About 6 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office received multiple 911 calls from near The Collection shopping center about a woman possibly being abducted, the post said. The woman, who was tied up with a covering over her head, was allegedly yelling from inside a Chevrolet SUV.
The sheriff’s office sent eight patrol cars, which is more than half of the deputies in south Forsyth County, to the scene to try to find the SUV, the post said.
The SUV ended up being stopped by an off-duty Gwinnett County police officer who happened to hear about the incident. Johns Creek police also responded to the incident, which crossed into their city limits.
Kratzer was the driver of the SUV, while Coleman was the alleged kidnapping victim, the post said. Coleman turned herself in Friday, while Kratzer turned himself in Monday, sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Rainwater said.