February 10, 2009 --
Police in Merrillville, Indiana, are investigating text messages that reported a false child abduction. The messages were sent to some AT&T cell phone customers Tuesday morning falsely reporting an Amber Alert for a 7-year-old girl abducted from Merrillville.
Police say no children have been abducted.
The messages included a description of a vehicle and its license plate number.
Merrillville police were flooded with calls about the false abduction. They are now trying to determine who sent the text messages.