Twenty-four-year-old Lisa Fago apparently wasn't abducted like she had claimed about a week ago when she texted her family claiming to had been kidnapped. Police found her safe and in apparently good health on Thursday night in Cumberland County, but there are other details around this strange disappearance that make it hard to keep from speculating. Did this woman fake her kidnapping or was she in a way coerced into leaving her home -- even if she was found safe?
Reports claim that a man seen dropping the missing woman off in Bridgeton a short time earlier was arrested for promoting prostitution near the same time she was found. So what could this mean? Was Lisa Fago participating in acts of prostitution? If she was, was she being coerced into doing so, or was she acting voluntarily?
Since she claimed to be kidnapped, but was found to be safe and okay, it's easy to assume that she was not kidnapped and that she faked her kidnapping for whatever reason. However, kidnapping doesn't necessarily mean she was being held in a basement or dragged away and restrained. She could have been coerced through the mental dominance of another person. Hopefully officials are looking into this one more closely.
If Fago did fake her kidnapping, then that would be the second hoaxed abduction in less than a month. Kara Alongi hoaxed her kidnapping recently and took to Twitter to act like a person had invaded her home while asking followers to call 911. She was later found by police after a short time on the run. Is Fago anything like Kara Alongi? It doesn't seem like she is, but her story sure is interesting.
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