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San Francisco Police Make Arrest In Bomb Threat Hoax At SF Culinary School

19-year-old Jesus Ivan Yerena of San Francisco was cited and released for a misdemeanor offense of placing a false or facsimile bomb.

05/08/2014

A hoax tricked Berkeley residents into thinking an In-N-Out Burger was opening near the UC campus. (CBS)

In-N-Out Burger Hoax Near UC Berkeley Campus Fools, Saddens Students

There was a great deal of excitement today when an In-N-Out Burger “Coming Soon” banner was draped across what used to be an ADIDAS store on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley,

04/28/2014

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

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