French police investigate prank


French police launched a major search after reports of a young women being dragged from the streets by three men in Thônes near Annecy.

The police were alerted about a week ago when reports came in of a woman being bundled into a white van.

Fortunately, it was a prank. It was the woman’s birthday and the ‘kidnappers’ were friends of hers taking her to a surprise party. 

But it was more than 24 hours before the police tracked those responsible down. 

They were all interviewed and no further action was taken. 

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