Saturday, February 14, 2009

Boredom Causes Creation of AMBER Alert Text Message?

When I get bored, I don't do the most "educated" things. I make videos of my uncle going down stairs in a wheel barrel. I play hacky sack with a couple people in my kitchen. I might even drive around, blaring religious music and yelling out the window. But I do not send phony "AMBER Alert" text messages to people.

A few days ago, my fiance received a text message and the first two words were "AMBER Alert." As soon as he read this to me, I didn't believe it. The supposed alert was for a little girl who was kidnapped in Mt. Carmel Pa. Considering I live in Pa, I definitely would have seen the alert scroll across my TV screen, and I hadn't. So I looked it up on the Internet and, sure enough, it wasn't true.

Do people have nothing better to do with their time but to make up lies about supposed "missing" children?" If I lived in Mt. Carmel or knew someone who did, I know I would be panicking; wondering if the child was my neighbor, the daughter of a friend, a family member. Even if she wasn't, I would still be distraught. She is someone's neighbor, someone's friend, someone's daughter. But she wasn't. Because she was made up. She came from the imagination of someone who obviously has way too much time on his/her hands. I wonder if this person has children...


Jen said...

Wow that's definitely ridiculous. It's definitely sickening looking and hearing some of the stuff that people do today b/c they are "bored." This is not something people should screw around with because it's something that's becoming more and more common in today's society. It's definitely screwed up. Did you guys find out where the message originated from?

Sarah said...

I don't think anyone ever found out, but there are articles on the Internet. Google "Phony Amber Alert" and make sure it's about a girl in Mt. Carmel, Pa.