By: Nestor ‘Yung Nes’ Torrez
An alert published from the Texas Alerts system with an Amber Alert for Chucky the doll and his child was sent out Friday morning. Yes, Chucky the doll.. Anyhow, the alert listed Chucky from Child’s Play horror series as a suspect. He is described as a 28-year-old with red, auburn hair, blue eyes, stands at 3’1″, and weighs 16 pounds. Chucky was described as wearing blue denim overalls with a multi-colored striped long sleeve shirt and wielding a kitchen knife prior to his “disappearance.” The alert also listed Glen as an abducted child who is 5 years old, weighs 6 pounds, stands at 2’3″, and also has red, auburn hair and blue eyes. Glen was described as wearing a blue shirt and black collar prior, again to his “disappearance.” Now, while the alert appeared to be a mistake, it was sent out via email THREE separate times! To the subscribers of the Texas Alerts System Friday morning. It is unclear at this time how many people are subscribed to the system. As you can see, amber alerts need to be more sharp on what they post unless they want more situations like this. The Amber Alert System, which stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, was started in Dallas-Fort Worth when broadcasters and police worked together to create an early warning system in an effort to find abducted children. Fun fact, the acronym “Amber” was created to remember Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington in 1996.