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Abduction of couple was hoax, NYPD says as pranksters fess up

Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 11:06:31-04

Police now believe an abduction — caught on camera in Washington Heights — was a hoax.

Authorities say the abduction was likely staged among friends to celebrate one of their birthdays.

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On Friday, witnesses say at least three suspects snatched a couple off the street in broad daylight.

Police released two surveillance videos of the incident. But they say no one has filed a missing persons report.

CNN reported the people involved have come forward, and that there will be no charges.