2010-08-05 / Local & State

Teens Faked Kidnapping To Put On YouTube

WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say four eastern Pennsylvania teenagers staged a fake kidnapping in a store parking lot, intending to film it and put the video on YouTube.

Police officers swarmed the parking lot of a Kmart store in Whitehall shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday after a woman reported seeing a man get tied up and thrown in the trunk of a car.

Police say they found the car shortly after and got the man out of the trunk.

But they quickly determined that the four teenagers involved were videotaping a prank. They have been charged with disorderly conduct.

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