A Californian teenager, who was the subject of an Amber Alert last week, was arrested after telling an elaborate lie about being kidnapped and held captive in a basement.
Christina Almanza, 17, who went missing from her home in Vallejo, Calif., last Thursday, sent her family texts and voice messages saying she was being held in a basement, along with other girls, in what seemed like a sex ring situation, KTXL reported.
She even suggested one of the girls she was held with had been killed.
The teenager's parents contacted police who issued a statewide Amber Alert Friday morning. Almanza was found later at an address in Vallejo, and was questioned by police along with at least two others found at the house.
Investigators believe one of those at the Vallejo home was a man Almanza had met through social media and that she may have made up the story to get her parents' attention.
Another source told KTXL that Almanza may be pregnant with her second child and created the elaborate kidnapping tale so instead of being upset about the pregnancy, her parents would just would be grateful just to see their daughter again.
Almanza, who is thought to have a two-year-old child, was arrested and booked on charges of making a false report before being released back to her family.