November 22, 2014

Elyria
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Police: Teens admit kidnapping was hoax

Three teens who said they were kidnapped at gunpoint Monday night and forced to drive around Lorain have recanted their story.

The teens, ages 15, 17 and 18, had told police that a middle-aged Hispanic man hijacked their car at the Burger King on West River Road in Elyria and made them drive to a house near Colorado Avenue in Lorain.

Detectives sniffed out problems with the story and the teens admitted Friday morning that they had lied, said Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub.

It hasn’t been decided yet whether the teens will be charged with making a false report, he said.