Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Search is on for Clark Teen Kara Alongi, who trended on Twitter for fake 'Help' tweet

CLARK, N.J (Mon, Oct. 1) -  New Jersey police said Clark teenage girl who tweeted about an intruder in her home  and asked her followers to call 911 likely left her home voluntarily, reported by CBS News.

Clark teen Kara Alongi still missing despite Twitter 'Help' hoax

The 16-year-old Kara Alongi was last heard from Sunday evening when she allegedly tweeted "There is somone in my hour ecall 911." It is assumed the message was intended to indicate someone was inside her house and that she wanted authorities to get notified.

Clark Police Department responded immediately and K-9 units tracked the Kara's scent from the back door of her home, through a neighbor's yard and around the corner. But then the scent went cold.

According to Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb, investigators later received information leading them to believe the Twitter message was a hoax.

 The disappearance of Kara Alongi, a junior at Arthur L. Johnson High School, is now being investigated as that of a runaway juvenile, Clark police chief Alan Scherb said. 

"Kara might feel that she will be in trouble if she comes home after this scare and causing a panic," police said. "At this point, all everyone cares about is seeing her safe and at her house where she belongs."

Kara Alongi's tweet that buzzed around Twitter this weekend

The tweet by Kara Alongi was re-tweeted for  33752 times and she gained hundreds of followers after asking people on Twitter to call 911 on Sunday evening. People re-tweeted her message and the hashtag "#helpfindkara" trended on the social network. 


CBS News

Huffington Post

Report Tags: 

Kara Alongi, Missing Teen, Help find Kara, Twitter Hoax, Runaway Juvenile, Clark missing teen, Twitter, Call 911,  Clark Police Chief, Alan Scherb

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