Texas Amber Alert Seeks Tiny Horror-Film Villain

Friday goof seeking Chucky was sent out 3 times
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2021 12:12 PM CST
Texas Amber Alert Seeks 3-Foot Suspect Named Chucky
Creepy doll eyes like Chucky's.   (Getty Images)

An Amber Alert sent to cellphones in Texas on Friday listed an unusual race under the description of the person suspected of taking a child—"Other: Doll." It seems the public safety department three times sent an alert asking Texans to be on the lookout for a suspect named Chucky, whose description synced with that of the evil doll who has been infamous since 1988 thanks to the Child's Play horror movies. He was listed as a 28-year-old with red hair and blue eyes wearing overalls and a striped shirt. His given measurements were a wee 3 feet, 1 inch and 16 pounds, and he was armed, naturally, with a knife.

KENS 5 reports that the alert indicated Chucky had kidnapped his cinematic son, the 5-year-old Glen who appeared in 2004's Seed of Chucky. See a screenshot of the alert here. The Guardian has this comment from the Texas DPS: "This alert is a result of a test malfunction. We apologize for the confusion this may have caused and are diligently working to ensure this does not happen again." (More strange stuff stories.)

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