A public safety department sent out a horrifying AMBER alert by accident, featuring two very frightening characters from an iconic horror franchise.
AMBER alerts inform the public when a child has been abducted, in hopes of the public sending in tips to help locate the child.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) sent out an AMBER alert on Friday for an abducted child and suspect, which turned out to be a truly horrifying mistake.
“Blue denim overalls with multi-coloured striped longsleeve shirt wielding a huge kitchen knife,” the suspect’s description says, which might sound familiar if you are acquainted with the Child’s Play film franchise.
According to the AMBER alert, Chucky was on the run having abducted his five-year-old child, Glen.
Glen is described as having red or auburn hair, blue eye and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with black collar.
The two were last seen on 700 Pine Street Henderson, in Texas, according to the AMBER alert.
Of course, the terrifying doll only exists within the film franchise and the two aren’t real, nor was the 3'1" doll actually on the run after abducting his son.
As it turns out, the alert was a malfunction and DPS did apologise for the ordeal.
“This alert is a result of a test malfunction,” DPS said in a statement to KENS 5.
“We apologise for the confusion this may have caused and are diligently working to ensure this does not happen again.”
Though the alert was a mistake, according to KENS 5, subscribers of the Texas Alerts System received three separate emails about it.
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