Sierra Sims reveals she faked her 2008 kidnapping
Sierra Sims revealed that she faked her own kidnapping in back in 2008 to escape Auburn college's grueling training schedule.
In a video featured on I Am Second, Sims admitted to the scheme. She said even though she got a full-ride to play basketball, she didn't want it because her heart was set on music.
'I kind of made a lot of bad decisions at Auburn,' she says. 'I didn't want to disappoint my parents, so I thought 'what better way than to say that I was kidnapped'? I felt like an idiot.'
Sims also revealed she had issues with her self-confidence and started drinking heavily and smoking weed when she went to college.
Sims called 911 to fake her own kidnapping, and immediately a search involving the local police, FBI and state troopers began. When she was brought into the police station 24 hours later, she made up a story. She told the police that a man and a woman had snatched her, but she was really hiding out near a Walmart, drinking for 18 hours straight.
Cops immediately knew the story was a hoax, and threatened her with a federal criminal charge. She wasn't charged for any crime, and she is now in counseling and pursuing music.