Fake Amber Alert causes scare in Region 8

by Stan Morris email | twitter

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - A false "Amber Alert" is making rounds through text messages, causing a scare to some in Region 8.

The text message reads that a 3 year old girl was taken from Poplar Bluff by a man driving a new silver truck. The text then gives a license plate number and asks readers to keep it going.

Poplar Bluff Police tell Region 8 News that the text message is a fake and apparently originated sometime Tuesday night. They ask that you not forward the message on.

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