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Teen Faked Her Own Abduction So Parents Would Be Less Mad When They Found Out She Was Pregnant

Christina Almanza (Sacramento PD)
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A California teen was arrested after authorities determined she had faked her own abduction last week. 17-year-old Christina Almanza was the subject of an Amber Alert after her family received text messages and voicemails saying she had been snatched and was being held captive in a basement along with some of her female friends in what one news station is calling a "sex ring situation."Almanza may have concocted the hoax in order to gain the sympathy of her family, in part to couch the news that the teen is pregnant. "She wanted to return home to parents who were so relieved to see her, they wouldn't be upset about the pregnancy," according to L.A. Now.

The teen was booked and released into the custody of her family.