Lufkin Police investigate trunk-abduction prank

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police say they are investigating criminal charges for a man and woman who staged an abduction based on what they saw on a television show.

According to Det. J.B. Smith, a witness reported to police around 9:30 p.m. Sunday that she saw a man force a woman into the trunk of a vehicle outside Walgreen's on the 100 block of North Timberland Drive. The witness said he then fled the area at a high rate of speed.

According to the report, officers from Lufkin Police, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office and DPS searched for the vehicle for about an hour before the woman returned to Walgreen's to make a purchase.

Police confronted the woman, who told them they were just imitating a gag they saw on a television about public pranks. They then talked to the male who gave the same story.

Smith said police are investigating the case for possible criminal charges related to disturbing the peace or upsetting the witness.

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