Detectives: Man's call to hotline claiming to have dumped girl's body was a hoax

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Manatee County man has been arrested for allegedly calling a national hotline to say he had abducted a girl and dumped her still-lifeless body.

According to Manatee County Sheriff's officials, Broderick Furlow, 26, told the hotline that he abducted a 9-year-old girl, assaulted her and dumped her body in an unknown location.

He did not give a name or location, but MCSO detectives tracked his number and made contact with him. He allegedly admitted that the call was a prank.

Furlow was charged with making a false report of child abuse and has since posted $1,500 bond.

Furlow has a history of criminal charges that include indecent exposure and petit theft.

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