DEPUTIES: Skipping School Teen Makes Up Armed Kidnapping

Deputies say a high school student made up a report that she was kidnapped as a cover story because she skipped school.

Mychayla Allen has been charged with filing a false report to a law enforcement agency.

Wayne County deputies say the 16-year-old told them she was kidnapped at gunpoint at the Pikeville Hardee's and forced to drive around for several hours from Wayne County into Duplin County. Deputies say the girl claimed the man only slapped her during the ordeal.

But deputies say they became suspicious of her story and Allen later admitted she made it up because officials at Charles Aycock High School had contacted her mother, asking why she wasn't in school that day.


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  • by Lola on May 15, 2011 at 04:04 PM
    She is DUMB! I would rather skip school and get caught, then say i got kidnapped and go to jail! She has a mugshot! that will follow her everywhere!
  • by dee Location: North Carolina on May 15, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    i saw no need for her to skip school but then again i dont know what her situation is/was..but the thing that got me was that she lied and made a fasle report because she did not want to got to school...that will always follow her....and she is so young,i know school is not that fun but still you need an education!
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2011 at 12:58 PM
    To T - Your ridiculous. I am the most strict parent in the world and I don't agree with you. Ever say or do anything impulsive? She is ONLY 16! Did you have strict parents? Maybe that is why she lied? Afraid of the consequences. Give the girl a break. She made a bad judgement. WITN has enough losers on the news that really could use your kind of justice. Not a silly 16 year old girl with bad judgment.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM
    She should have to do work for free, meaning community service for costing the taxpayers money like that.
  • by Penny Location: enc on May 13, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    Man, I wish I was a perfect when I was a teenager like the majority of you posting here. It would have been great to not have made any mistakes. Should she be punished? Yes. But, saying she needs to be in school because she's not smart is uncalled for. As is, saying she's an adult. She is a child. Yes, I know the law and I know she will be tried as an adult. But, mentally, she is a teenager, a horomone driven live-for-today teenager. The age limits for most things are messed up anyway. You can drop out of school at 16 but your parents have to support you until you're 18. You can fight for your country when you're 18 but you can't have a beer. But, I guess that's for another post.
  • by t on May 13, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    I think she should be punished to the full extent of the law. She is old enough to know better! Make her work to pay the county and if involved the State back the money spent on manpower and other expenses used to follow this false report. Unless she is mentally handicap ( and she should not have her license if she is) then she should know better than do this! If she is not punished it will happen again.
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      by She is a child.... on May 13, 2011 at 09:19 AM in reply to t
      Children do not have the same thought process as an adult. They do not think things through. They make snap decisons based on the moment. They do not think of consequences or long term effects. Yes, she should be charged, but acting like she's a hardened criminal is a over the top.
  • by laura Location: greenville on May 13, 2011 at 07:11 AM
    It was a non-violent crime, committed by a minor, resulting in no injury to persons or property. There's no legitimate reason to have her photo published. It would be a little ironic if her parents were the ones to "ok" it's use- "We want to teach you a lesson so you don't do something to ruin your life by forever linking your face with a criminal headline..." Employers do Google.
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2011 at 05:19 AM
    Hey folks! She IS a child. Might be an older CHILD but she is a CHILD. All you people saying horrible things about her silly lies are ridiculous. Usually your big opinions come from YOU HAVE NO KIDS or THEY ARE STILL LITTLE. Give the CHILD a break. Our laws are pretty stupid considering our military BOYS can't have a beer at 18 but they are perfectly fit to die for this great country. CHILDREN until they are 21 in my opinion. Mother of 7 kids.
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      by Tish on May 13, 2011 at 06:19 AM in reply to
      Yes just a child who know right from wrong,would u be sayin the same thing if she kill someone & tried to lie her way out of that,& i bet she want to be treated like an adult but when gettin in trouble want to be remembered that she's a child who made a mistake,please that how so many children get away with stuff & call it mistakes...
  • by Tish Location: Farmville on May 12, 2011 at 05:33 PM
    She just got caught in her own lies,& if she's old enough to lie & get law enforcement involve then she's old enough to take her punishment,I skipped school a time or two & got caught by some of my parents friends who turn me in & it was'nt a pretty sight that's why when i was ask too skip again i said no way cause my parents don't play that....
  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2011 at 04:25 PM
    Several news outlets have this story and her photo posted, not just WITN. If she is old enough to drive she should be old enough to know the consquences of her actions. She has committed a serious crime because of her poor judgement and needs to face the consequences. I'd bet she didn't know that what she was doing by lying was a crime.
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