amber-alert.jpgLast night a witness reported the alleged abduction of a teenage girl near Port Authority at approximately 4pm, prompting the issue of an Amber Alert. It was not actually an abduction, however, and not exactly a teen either. What the witness thought was a girl between the ages of 13 and 15 being dragged into a green van was actually a woman in her 40s having an argument with her boyfriend. Cops discovered the van in East New York, seven hours after the supposed crime and merely an hour after the alert was issued. No charges have been filed, but police are investigating whether or not the woman's 39 year old boyfriend is guilty of assault. Though police time and resources were used unnecessarily, it did confirm the effectiveness of the Amber Alert system. And a middle aged woman got to be mistaken for a teen...that had to feel a little good.