False kidnapping call leads N. Charleston police to West Ashley

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A female caller led North Charleston police to Dodge's Chicken in West Ashley on Thursday morning after she told authorities her husband was kidnapped.

According to North Charleston police, the husband made up the story and he is a habitual drug user who has created similar stories in the past. Police say there was no sign or indication of a crime committed.

Police say the man told his wife that kidnappers were requesting $300 to let him go and that they had taken him from North Charleston to the Dodge's Chicken on Savannah Highway.

Police are determining if the man will face charges for filing a false police report. The woman believed that her husband was actually being kidnapped.

Charleston police handled the scene until North Charleston police officers arrived. Authorities were on scene for over an hour trying to piece together what happened. At one point, police had three people in three different police cars at the scene. They were released.

A cell phone and knife were seen on the roof of a car in the parking lot of Dodge's Chicken while police were searching the vehicle.

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