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Theodore teenager police say faked his own kidnapping, possibly sighted

(Image:WPMI)Theodore teenager police say faked his own kidnapping, possibly sighted

We told you last week about the nightmare Marco Perez's parents faced. They received frantic texts from his number saying he'd been kidnapped and killed. Mobile Police located Perez, who ran off into the woods. His kidnapping ordeal, investigators say, was fake.

Thursday afternoon, Mobile Police spotted a stolen SUV on Airport Blvd. The woman who owns the SUV showed up on scene and said investigators told her Marco Perez had been in the car at one point.. There were two girls in the custody, and investigators were combing through the s-u-v, dusting for prints.

The car was stolen earlier this week off Hillcrest.

"Basically, I left it unlocked, which was my fault. Maybe everyone can learn a lesson because this is what not to do. Don't leave your car unlocked. I had a spare set of keys inside the car," said Cheri Burke.

Perez didn't show up to court last week on a federal firearms charge.

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