If there were any doubt that the girl who caused a commotion in Twitter-town over the weekend wasn’t completely full of shit when she claimed someone was in her house and asked people to call 9-1-1, above is a surveillance photo of the girl taken just after she posted her “tweet” for help.
The photo was taken at the New Jersey Transit Rahway train station in Union County. As you can see in the photo, if 16-year-old Kara Alongi actually was abducted, her kidnapper A) let her pack and B) is invisible.
As we reported yesterday, Alongi’s “tweet” for help (above) garnered her thousands of followers, with Twitter users worldwide re-tweeting the message — #helpfindkara started trending quickly on the social media network Sunday afternoon.
When police stopped by Alongi’s Clark home, she wasn’t there. But she wasn’t abducted by an intruder — she’s just full of shit, according to authorities.
Police now suspect that Alongi left her home voluntarily after a taxi driver identified her as the teen who called a cab shortly after the “tweet” for help. The driver says he dropped the girl off at the Rahway train station.
Adding to the suspicion that Alongi’s abduction is BS is a “tweet” posted shortly after Twitter blew up with the news of her supposed abduction.
“Why is everyone saying I’m missing? I was jkin haha,” someone posted on Alongi’s Twitter page. The post was later deleted.
“Kara might feel that she will be in trouble if she comes home after this scare and causing a panic,” Clark police chief Alan Scherb said in a statement. “At this point, all everyone cares about is seeing her safe and at her house where she belongs.”
Alongi is still missing. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 2, 2012