Published October 01, 2012
Authorities have now discovered that a missing New Jersey girl who called a taxi around the same time she tweeted that someone was in her house was a hoax created in order to run away from home.
Alongi is still missing.
Clark Police say 16-year-old Kara Alongi left voluntarily, calling a cab to drop her at the Rahway train station, the local Clark-Garwood Patch reports.
Alongi gained hundreds of followers after asking people on Twitter to call 911 Sunday. People re-tweeted her message and the hashtag "(hash)helpfindkara" trended on the social network.
The Union County Prosecutor's Office says a cab driver positively identified Alongi as his passenger and told officials he drove her to the Rahway train station.
The girl's parents called Clark police when they returned home and saw she was gone.
The prosecutor's office says Alongi might feel she'll be in trouble for causing a panic. However, authorities say all everyone cares about is seeing her home safe and sound.