Crying Wolf – Fake Kidnapping Hoax Leaves a Price to Pay

Photo by Grant Durr on Unsplash

( – Steve Marshall, the Alabama Attorney General revealed to Fox News Digital that the state was going to seek restitution in the case of Carlee Russell in the case of a conviction. They added that the kidnapping hoax could potentially have a “crying wolf” impact on the public.

On Friday, Russell was charged with a misdemeanor for false reporting to law enforcement following her call on July 13 to 911. During the call which took place at around 9:34 p.m., Russell had claimed that there was a toddler walking along the Interstate in diapers on their own. Following the call her tracks were completely lost as she went missing for two days.

Russell returned to her home on her own on the evening of July 15. Emery Anthony, Russell’s attorney, wrote in an emailed statement to the Hoover Police Department that there had never been a baby on Interstate 459 and that no one had gone missing during this incident.

The statement added that the client did not have any accomplices and that she had single handedly acted during this incident. She added that Russell had been alone at the time of the incident and proceeded to apologize to the community for all those who were involved in searching for her.

On Friday, Marshall spoke with Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview following Russell being charged with two misdemeanors. As he argued they are looking to see if they will be able to convict Russell and seek restitution. He argued that as prosecutors this is one of the most important things that they will need to do while presenting the case.

Copyright 2023,