Today, the Chambersburg Police Department was contacted by The Chambersburg Hospital regarding a social media post that claimed a newborn child was kidnapped. No such incident occurred at the hospital.
Further investigation revealed that the subject that created the post has created similar posts in several other locations across the United States. It is further believed that the subject resides outside the country.
Second time this week
This is the second incident of fake information regarding crime being spread across social media this week. It alleged that two individuals were pretending to be homeless and allegedly attacked a 33-year-old single mother with a knife. This social media post also came from a user that appears to be outside of the country.