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A 16-Year-Old Girl Faked Her Own Kidnapping To Win Back Her Ex-Boyfriend

Teens are out of control.

Posted on May 1, 2014, at 3:52 p.m. ET

Florida teen Ankita Lavender called her dad a little after 7 p.m. on Tuesday night and told him that she had been abducted by two men in a pickup truck.

Family photo

According to local law enforcement, after her 911 call, Lavender shut off her phone.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office sent out 40 Clay County deputies and a helicopter to search for Lavender.

A few hours later that night, Lavender was spotted by a motorist lying on the side of the road. She was less than a mile from where she said she was abducted.

An amber alert had already been issued. The search cost the sheriff's department an estimated $5,000-$6,000.

After being questioned by police, Lavender admitted she made it all up and was playing "the sympathy card" after a recent breakup with her boyfriend.

When you figure out that Ankita didn't really get taken

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When you figure out that Ankita didn't really get taken

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According to her now-deleted Twitter account, she was tweeting often about "disappearing."

Prosecutors are currently reviewing possible charges for filing a false police report and expect to seek reimbursement for the search costs.

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