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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Whackademia Quote: Penn State Student Files False Kidnapping Report

     A Penn State student [main campus, State College] who told police she had been kidnapped from a campus sidewalk faced charges of making a false report. Police said on March 31, 2014 that Samantha Sernekos, 20, of Landing, New Jersey, admitted to authorities that the January 25 incident had not happened.

     Police Chief Tyrone Parham said authorities examined surveillance video and other evidence during a two-month investigation and concluded no crime had occurred. Campus police ramped up their night patrols after the student reported she had been pulled into a vehicle, driven off campus and escapted as her abductors were trying to assault her….

"Police: PSU Student Made Up Kidnap Story," Associated Press, March 31, 2014 

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