Twitter celebrity Kara Alongi returned home today, but it's been revealed that there is still the possibility that she may face charges for hoaxing her kidnapping. To be opinionated, this young lady does deserve to face these charges. At the age of 16 she is almost an adult, only two years away, so she should know better and facing responsibility for her actions is the adult thing to do -- unless of course she was running away for a very good reason, such as from an abusive household or something similar.
The girl who sparked the worldwide Twitter trend #HelpFindKara faked it all, not only leaving her parents worried for the worst, but she took the world for a ride. She took advantage of the goodwill of several thousand people who shared her story in belief that she had been abducted during a frightening home invasion.
Will people hesitate to share a story or help in spreading awareness next time something like this happens because of her? Did Kara Alongi cry wolf to the point of affecting truly kidnapped individuals in the future?
This post may not express a popular opinion, but it's common sense. Alongi knew she was doing wrong. She knew she was falsely "reporting" that she was a victim of a home invasion and abduction. She knew that this would frighten people, including loved ones and strangers, and if she thought any good was to come of it then she is out of her mind.