Police: Teen runaway lied to parents

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missingSEQUIM, Wash. — A 15-year-old boy who said he ran away from home on with the aid of a travel website called “The Runaway Guide” and that he was in the company of armed men and being held against his will, lied about his whereabouts, police said.

The teen ran away from home on Feb. 20.

In a press release Wednesday, Sequim police said that the boy’s conversations with his parents led them to contact police, the media and the Washington Center for Missing and Exploited Children and that considerable resources were expended trying to locate the boy, but investigators were unable to substantiate any of the claims the boy made.

The teen returned home on Feb. 25 after his parents ensured him that certain privileges that had been taken away from him would be restored if he returned home. The following day, police interviewed the teen and family members. Police discovered that a distant relative had actually picked up the boy and had taken him to Olympia, where the boy stayed the entire time he was missing.

Police said they believe the boy made the allegations of being held against his will to obtain sympathy and attention and that at no time was he being held by strangers or against his will. The incident is now being investigated as a custodial interference case.

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6 comments

  • q13lover

    Go figure, kids today are nothing more than brats for the most part. Lies, lies and more lies, just for attention. Parents should be allowed to punish the children of today. This is something I would have NEVER gotten away with as a child, and for that I'm thankful.

  • q13lover

    Oh and his parents are just as dumb as he is. Taking up the time of the media and the police, because they have no control. Shame on them, it is there fault the kids is a trouble causing brat.

  • Sick&Tired

    It doesn't even seem anyone in his family or all those writing negative things about The Runaway Guide have even said, "Oh sorry mate, we were mistaken". Chrysler's father deleted his own Facebook account after this whole fiasco. Way to take responsibility.

  • David

    Parents, if your kid is a sociopath, you need to take responsibility. With no legal training whatsoever on my part, I propose a fund so that The Runaway Guide can sue the parents and Q13 Fox News.

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