- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman is going to prison for faking her own kidnapping at a Lancaster park last spring.

LancasterOnline (https://bit.ly/1j8gqN9) said 34-year-old Maria Collazo was sentenced Thursday to three to 23 months in prison.

Collazo had previously pleaded guilty to making a false police report and causing false alarm to the public.

The New Holland woman called 911 in May, saying she had been abducted from her workplace, sexually assaulted, tied up and forced into the trunk of her car.

The hoax report set off a five-hour manhunt involving mounted police, trained tracking dogs and helicopters.

Collazo, who is married with four children and four stepchildren, apologized for her actions. She said she has been suffering from depression for a long time and is getting counseling.


Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , https://lancasteronline.com



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