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Jimmy Kimmel & Pro Stunt-woman Daphne Avalon (credit: YouTube Screenshot)

‘Twerking Fail’ Viral Video Was A Hoax

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and a professional stunt-woman shot the “Worst Twerk Fail Ever-Girl Catches Fire!” viral video two months ago…

09/10/2013

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Woman Admits Making Up Story About Pleasanton Robbery, Kidnap Attempt

A woman who told police last week that her purse was taken from her and the robbers tried to kidnap her infant son in Pleasanton admitted Tuesday that she fabricated the story, a police sergeant said.

05/22/2013

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Newark Teen Makes False Kidnapping Report To Get Back At Boyfriend

A 15-year-old girl falsely reported a kidnapping on Tuesday in an effort to get back at her boyfriend, according to Newark police.

05/17/2013

(UC Santa Cruz)

Woman Charged In UCSC Rape Hoax Allegedly Solicited Attacker On Craigslist

Prosecutors say a 20-year-old Isla Vista woman who falsely reported that she was raped on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus solicited her attacker on Craigslist in exchange for sex.

03/29/2013

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Gunman Report A Hoax In Sunnyvale School Lockdown

A lockdown of three Sunnyvale schools Friday was lifted after a report a gunman nearby turned out to be a hoax, police said.

01/25/2013

Police said a man attempted to kidnap a young girl from her mother on Dayo Court on January 15, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Mom Admits To Making Up Kidnapping Attempt Story

The San Jose Police Department said a mother, who claimed that a man had attempted to kidnap her three-year-old daughter on Tuesday, made the story up.

01/17/2013

Deer Valley High School

Report Of Antioch School Bathroom Sex Assault A Hoax

Antioch police said Tuesday they have determined that a Deer Valley High School student who claimed she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom last week fabricated the story.

04/03/2012

Laurie Ann Martinez

NorCal Prison Psychologist Pleads No Contest To Staging Sex Assault

A psychologist formerly employed at New Folsom Prison pleaded no contest Wednesday to conspiracy for reporting a staged sexual assault at her Sacramento home.

01/26/2012

Christina Almanza (BCN)

Suisun City Police Say Abduction Hoax Investigation Cost $30,000

Law enforcement agencies spent $30,255 investigating a reported abduction last week of a 17-year-old girl that turned out to be a hoax, police said Friday.

12/16/2011

Christina Almanza (BCN)

Suisun City Girl Admits Abduction Was A Hoax

A 17-year-old girl who was believed to have been abducted from her Suisun City home last week admitted to fabricating the kidnapping to get sympathy from her family, according to Suisun City police.

12/13/2011

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