An apology has been issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety after it issued an Amber Alert that featured “Chucky” the killer doll from the 1988 classic horror movie “Child’s Play.”
In the Amber Alert email, a suspect photo was shared and that photo was of “Chucky” who was identified as the kidnapping suspect.
Reportedly the email alert was issued to subscribers three separate times. In the Amber alert “Chucky” is described as being a 28-year-old male weighing 16 pounds, standing 3 foot 1 inch tall, with auburn hair and blue eyes. It described his clothing as blue denim overalls with a striped shirt.
The alert went on to note that the suspect was “wielding a huge kitchen knife.” His race was listed as “Other: Doll.”
The Amber alert also featured another character from “Child’s Play.” The victim was listed as 5-year-old Glen, who was last seen wearing a blue shirt with a black collar at the time of his disappearance.
The alert went on to read that Glen was has been missing from Henderson, Texas since January 28.
DPS says that the false alert was a “test malfunction.”
Don Mancini, the creator of “Child’s Play” jokingly tweeted that he and Chucky’s bride. Tiffany was frantically searching for Chucky.
“Child’s Play” made its big debut in 1988 and is now a cult classic. The movie is about a child’s doll that becomes possessed by the spirit of a deadly serial killer, who goes on to kill numerous people as “Chucky.”
The DPS received media inquiries from across the United States about why it had sent out an Amber Alert three times for the fictional star of a slasher movie. The department issued a public statement saying: “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.”