Vince Johnson

Vince Johnson

NEW ORLEANS (WALA) - New Orleans Police said a 10-year-old boy was not kidnapped Sunday and the child was playing a prank on his family.

According to investigations, the child's mother called police when she could not find her son. The mother told officers that she called her son's cell phone and did not get an answer. According to investigators, the mother then received a text message from the boy's phone that said he was kidnapped.

Police later found the child at a Walmart near his home. Officers said he claimed to be playing a game that calls for children to go missing or hide from their families.

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