The reported abduction of a 15-year-old Vallejo girl in Santa Rosa was a prank, police said Thursday after further investigation.
The incident was reported Wednesday afternoon and prompted an Amber Alert, which was deactivated Thursday morning when the girl was "located safe and well at her residence with her family," according to police.
Police said the girl's boyfriend and his friends decided to "abduct" her as a joke, and that as soon as the teen was in the van she realized who she was with and that the group was taking on a road trip to Los Angeles.
The teen's family did not report the apparent abduction until several hours later, when they were back in Vallejo.
Santa Rosa police was contacted by the Vallejo Police Department and launched an investigation by responding at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to a suspicious missing person report at a gas station in the 2500 block of Guerneville Road.
The California Highway Patrol then issued an Amber Alert early Thursday in four Southern California counties for the girl.
Police said the family did not discover the reported abduction was a prank until the teen returned home Thursday morning.
The Santa Rosa Police Department does not plan to pursue any charges in this case.