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Police say teenager made up kidnapping story

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Portland police say a 16-year-old David Douglas student made up a report about being kidnapped by a Hispanic man. The girl had claimed she was dragged into a van near Ventura Park in southeast Portland on Thursday afternoon.

Police say they noticed several inconsistencies in her story and that she confessed to making the kidnapping up. She told police that a man in a van had honked his horn and called out to her while she was walking. She said she felt threatened and ran away and then decided to tell the bogus story of a kidnapping.

Police are referring the case to the district attorney's office, which will consider whether to prosecute her for filing a false report.

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