Police want woman charged in fake abduction

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ECORSE, Mich. (AP) - Investigators who determined that an 18-year-old woman lied about being abducted and held for 16 hours in Michigan said Monday they plan to ask prosecutors to charge her.

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Police in the Detroit suburb of Ecorse, where the woman was found Friday, will send the case to the Wayne County prosecutor's office, Lt. Greg Blade said at a news conference. Charges could include filing a false police report, Blade said.

The woman had cuts that appeared to be self-inflicted, Blade said.

"It started not to click," said police Chief Michael Moore. "My frustration level was very high. We are a cash-strapped city ... and this cost us quite a bit of money."

Moore said the woman didn't act alone and was never in physical danger.

"At no time was she without a friend," he said.

Police did not discuss the woman's motive for lying about the abduction.

The sheriff's department in neighboring Monroe County said the woman was talking with a friend on her phone Thursday night when she said she was stopping to help someone by the side of a road in Bedford Township. She told her friend that she was being followed by a man with a gun. Then the call was disconnected.

When the woman was found about 45 miles from that spot on Friday she told officials she had been abducted.

A Monroe sheriff's detective and an FBI agent re-interviewed the woman Sunday.

"As a result of that interview, it was determined that the incident did not take place, as originally reported," the sheriff's department said in a statement. It said the sheriff's department forwarded its report to prosecutors in Monroe County.

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