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Wayne student accused of faking kidnapping to skip school

Posted May 12, 2011 2:57 p.m. EDT

— A Charles B. Aycock High School student was arrested Wednesday after Wayne County authorities said she made up a story that she had been kidnapped to cover for her decision to skip school.

Mychayla Sariah Allen, 16, of 103 Woodcroft Drive in Goldsboro, was charged with filing a false report with a law enforcement agency.

Deputies said Allen reported being abducted from a Hardee's parking lot in Pikeville. She told investigators that a man jumped into her car at about 7:30 a.m., pointed a gun at her and ordered her to drive.

She said she drove for several hours in Wayne and Duplin counties before finally letting the man out. He slapped her once during the ordeal, she told investigators.

Pikeville police and Wayne County deputies found several discrepancies in her story, and they said she finally admitted to fabricating the story. She told them she needed a cover story for skipping school since Aycock High administrators called her mother to report that she wasn't in class.