UPDATE: Phoenix police identify suspects in kidnapping hoax

Stormee Wagner and James E. Wagner
Stormee Wagner and James E. Wagner(AZ Family)
Published: May. 12, 2021 at 4:04 PM MST|Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 6:16 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police have released the identities of the two suspects accused of fabricating a kidnapping story as a way to get police to respond more quickly after their truck was stolen.

40-year-old, Stormee Wagner and 37-year-old James E. Wagner have been booked on false reporting charges, police say. The two suspects who took the truck have not been booked.

The Wagners reported that an 18-month-old was in the truck when it was stolen.

The truck was taken from a QuikTrip convenience store near Third Avenue and Indian School Road Wednesday afternoon, May 12.

The police resources which were used during this investigation worked tirelessly to find the alleged kidnapped baby. A police helicopter was also utilized during the search.

The truck was eventually located on 19th Ave and Orangewood.

No further information was available.

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