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A search on the ground and by air for 16-year-old Ankita Lavender who was -believed  to be kidnapped Tuesday night  after this 911 call.

"She says she was kidnapped by two guys in a white truck,” said caller.

Lavender made a call to her father and boyfriend around 7 p.m. claiming she was abducted.

Though deputies say the story raised some red flags, investigators took the call very seriously.

“Within the first three hours abduction victims are usually killed so we put a lot of emphasis on the front end of these investigations. We had at least 40 officers out there in the first two hours,” explains Col. Craig Aldrich of Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The abduction then caused investigators to issue an Amber Alert.

By 10:30pm the teen was found lying along Henley Road about a mile from where the search was based.

Detectives later found out that she made it all up for attention after a recent breakup with her boyfriend.

Attention that cost tax payers thousands of dollars.

Neighbors say taxpayers should not be footing the bill.

“I think she should pay for it somehow," said Stefan Moskalev, neighbor. "I think she should definitely be held accountable for it, having to waste our tax money like that.”

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