I found this blog post about a woman named Brandy Hubbard, who reported her 21-year-old daughter Tiffany missing. Brandy acted all frantic, claimed no one had heard from Tiffany, no one knew where she was, this just wasn’t like her, etc., when she knew perfectly all along that Tiffany was with her boyfriend, whom Brandy didn’t approve of. She’d turned her cellular phone off because her mom kept calling her to yell at her about the boyfriend. (And my guess is, before she turned the phone off, Tiffany said something like “Stop calling me, Mom, I’m tired of this.”) Tiffany had even called in to work to take some time off so she could be with her boyfriend. She was never missing.
I found the case written about on the Examiner, as well as at WREG TV. It looks like the police had a pretty good idea that Mom was overreacting and Tiffany was probably with her boyfriend and just fine, but they still had to take the report, and then go call people trying to find her, etc., when they could have been doing many much more important things.
Way to go, Brandy Hubbard. Thanks for filing that false report. Thanks for denigrating all of the REAL cases of young women who are REALLY missing with ACTUALLY frantic families, not just hanging out with a guy their mom doesn’t approve of. That was none of your business, Brandy. Tiffany is an adult. Thanks for embarrassing her and probably causing permanent damage to your relationship, as well as wasting police time and causing unnecessary worry.