July 31st, 2012
11:47 AM ET

UK police: Girl's call about collapsed mother was hoax

A call to police in England that sparked a frantic search for a 3-year-old girl who said her mother had collapsed was a hoax, police said after spending nearly 30 hours trying to trace the call.

Two 10-year-old girls were being questioned Tuesday, West Yorkshire police said after the urgent hunt in the city of Leeds.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Portland tony

    This is really news....and the Poppa bear said someone's been eating my porridge and the Mama bear said .......

    July 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Dang, UK police are getting a workout from the tween/teen-set! Offensive tweets & collapsing mom hoax's, who's gonna pitch in lucky #3! All good (or funny) things come in 3's!!

    July 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Clarice

    These 2 perps need some serious prison time.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clarice

      Any 10 year old should know better. Maybe 6 months in prison will scare them straight.

      July 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Meredith

    This is what happens when you give little kids cell phones.

    Fernace, there's already a third thread concering the Brits abd tweets.

    July 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bob

    Clarice, how about we just tell the parents and let them punish the kids.. Jail time? Really? Jail is for when u can't handle things urself.. Bet ur a liberal, huh?

    July 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meredith

      What a silly thing to say...I was in agreement with you until you brought party affiliation into it...next you'll be saying that these girl's behavior is because of Obama. Smh!!

      July 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. huujn

    The Briton is the racial discrimination person abnormality who is not a gentleman

    July 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Air Bud

    Just cuff them and shove them around a little. Maybe curse at them some.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clarice

      or turn the fire hoses on them. That would straighten th out.

      July 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Just throwing this out there: how about taking their phone away in addition to whatever punishment the authorities/parents mete out?

    July 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Aaron Chaney

    Romney vs. Frankenstein (Obama)

    Put simply, better the devil you don't know. Vote Romney.

    August 1, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
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    August 19, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |