Dallas police say Amber Alert was hoax

Aron Jones

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Dallas police said Aron Jones, 16, staged his own kidnapping as a personal vendetta.

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 2 at 4:27 PM

DALLAS — Dallas police now say the alleged victim of an Amber Alert kidnapping last week was a hoax, staged as a personal vendetta.

A national alert was issued on March 26 after 16-year-old Aron Jones disappeared. Markevin Jones, 23, told investigators that his younger brother had been kidnapped and was in serious danger.

Aron Jones returned home two days later unhurt.

Police said Aron and his brother later revealed that the kidnapping had been staged as a vendetta against one of the people who was publicly identified as a suspect in the case.

The Jones brothers have now been arrested and charged with making a false report.

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