Student admits to kidnapping lie

STATE COLLEGE – A Penn State student who told police she was kidnapped from a campus sidewalk is facing charges of making a false report.

Police said Monday that 20-year-old Samantha Sernekos, of Landing, N.J., admitted to authorities that the Jan. 25 incident didn’t happen.

Police Chief Tyrone Parham said authorities examined surveillance video and other evidence during a two-month investigation and concluded no crime occurred.