Miami woman arrested for faking her own abduction

MIAMI (WSVN) - It turns out a Miami woman who was believed to have been abducted was faking it to get revenge on her boyfriend, according to police.

Police arrested 20-year-old Samantha Martinez after she came forward and admitted to faking her own abduction as revenge on her boyfriend.

Martinez was charged with making a false report to police, after leading authorities to believe she had been missing since Nov. 30.

Martinez’s boyfriend told police he received a suspicious call three days after she was last seen. Police investigated and believed she was abducted in the area of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 69th Street.

Martinez’s mother, Shirley Martinez-Moorer said her daughter met her boyfriend online. She moved out of their Central Florida home five months ago and moved in with her boyfriend and his uncle, according to Martinez-Moorer.

“I don’t know anything about that. Just what he told me. That they sent him a text, but I don’t know,” she said. “The detective wouldn’t let him tell me much because they’re still in the middle of the investigation. I’m out here in the dark.”

Martinez-Moorer said she received texts from her daughter every night until she supposedly disappeared last Wednesday. “I know he’s 35 years old. I know he has five kids. I don’t know anything about him,” she said. “She took off to Miami on her own. She met somebody online, and she got on a bus and took off. I don’t know. I’ve never met the guy.”

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