Texas DPS Accidentally Issues AMBER Alert For “Chucky” From Child’s Play
Last week the Texas Department of Public Safety accidentally issued AMBER alerts for two characters from the horror film franchise Child's Play.
The AMBER Alerts listed both Good Guy dolls, Chucky and Glen Ray, from the Child's Play films describing each character and revealing their ages.
Chucky apparently weighs 16 pounds and is 28 years old and was described as wearing "blue denim overalls with multi-colored striped long sleeve shirt" and "wielding a huge kitchen knife."
(Spoiler Alert) While Glen Ray, Chucky’s seed, weighs 6 pounds, is 5 years old, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a black collar.
Of course, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s faux pas was not meant to be a joke; it was simply an accident when conducting an internal test on its server.
When news station KPRC in Houston asked what had led to this mishap, Ruben Medina of DPS responded, "This was actually a test we were running on a dev server, and it accidentally went out…We appreciate you reaching out to us to verify this. We do apologize for this inconvenience (to) you."
We can easily see how this went down: a couple of techs probably set up the fake profiles in the name of fun and accidentally sent it out as real AMBER Alerts.
Hopefully, no one actually believes that an inanimate doll is missing and wielding "a huge kitchen knife,” but if you ever do happen to run into a Chucky doll or the likes of him, run and call 9-1-1 immediately.
In all seriousness, the AMER Alert system was created to connect broadcasters with local police departments to locate missing and abducted children. AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, which is an acronym created in remembrance of 9-yeard old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped in Arlington, Texas, and murdered in 1996.
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