In fact, officers told NBC Action News Thursday that no one will be responsible for paying the department back for the investigation. The reason? Khan didn’t give any false reports about herself and the original 911 call came from the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. No one will be held responsible.
Although Jeff Lanza’s thinking is that police wouldn’t want to discourage the reporting of a possible abduction by asking a faux abductee for repayment in man hours, there needs to be something in place to discourage those who would create a convincing, yet false, perception of abduction to family and friends which causes those people to report it to police. I don’t mean those people who report it out of concern should be sent a bill, but the person who created the scenario…even if they’re clever enough to not actually state they were abducted
and clever enough to leave behind their cell phone to avoid GPS tracking.