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Via BuzzFeed:

An LGBT rights advocate in Ohio was charged Tuesday with making false statements after he posted on social media that he was being abducted, a Greene Township police official told BuzzFeed News.

Adam Hoover, the Co-President of Marriage Equality Ohio, posted on Twitter and Facebook on Monday evening.

The Facebook post was shared nearly 500 times, and the Twitter post was retweeted more than 1,000 times as of Tuesday.

The Greene Township police department was “inundated with phone calls form friends and family,” said Lt. Jim Vetter, and “investigative and patrol” teams were deployed to look for Hoover.

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