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False kidnapping call leads N. Charleston police to West Ashley

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A female caller led North Charleston police to Dodge's Chicken in West Ashley on Thursday morning after she told authorities her husband was kidnapped.

According to North Charleston police, the woman made up the call and is a habitual drug user who has created similar stories in the past. Police say there was no sign or indication of a crime committed.

Police say the woman alleged that kidnappers were requesting $300 to let him go and that they had taken him from North Charleston to the Dodge's Chicken on Savannah Highway.

Police are determining if the woman will face charges of filing a false police report.

Charleston and North Charleston police officers were on scene Thursday morning trying to piece together what happened. At one point, police had three people in three different police cars at the scene. They were released.

A cell phone and knife were scene on the roof of a car in the parking lot of Dodge's Chicken while police were searching the vehicle.

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