If that is true that Salas called the police herself and reported being kidnapped, then she is in fact guilty of making a false report, so then I would for this instance and for a limited time, be a dunce."Melanie Mittelsteadt, a clerk at Carpet One in Merced who helped Salas call the police, said on Friday that she was surprised to hear the kidnapping story was fake. She said she had overheard Salas tell police that an older man had pushed her into his car during the jog.
I kind of feel foolish, Mittelsteadt said."
Thus a crime was committed - end of story.
Richard, please go back to the kiddie table your juice box is calling you. Do not address the adults!
That said, she has mental problems and this would be a good time for her to be introduced to professionals that can help her out. This is most likely not that actions of a career criminal. I think everyone deserves at least one "faux pas" in their life, if not three.