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.
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.