Tied up teen lied about kidnapping

December 8, 2008 4:11:20 PM PST
A teenager found tied up last week was not a victim, and now he's the one facing charges.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The 15-year-old was found Friday when firefighters were called to a house fire on Antoine at Arncliffe in northwest Houston. He initially said he had been kidnapped, but police say he later admitted to making up the story and now he's also admitted to setting the fire.

The teen is facing arson charges and charges of filing a false report of child abuse.

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