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Amber Alert for Chucky doll accidentally sent out by Texas DPS

An Amber Alert mistakenly issued by Texas authorities.
An Amber Alert mistakenly issued by Texas authorities.

AUSTIN, Texas — An Amber Alert was mistakenly published from the Texas Alerts System on Friday for Chucky the doll and his child, according to ABC affiliate KVUE.

The alert listed Chucky from the "Child's Play" horror series as a suspect. He was described as a 28-year-old with red, auburn hair, blue eyes, stands at 3'1", and weighs 16 pounds. Chucky was said to be wearing blue denim overalls with a multi-colored striped long sleeve shirt and wielding a kitchen knife prior to his "disappearance."

The alert also listed Glen as an abducted child who is 5 years old, weighs 6 pounds, stands at 2'3", and also has red, auburn hair and blue eyes. Glen was described as wearing a blue shirt and black collar prior to his "disappearance."

According to Chucky fandom pages, Glen is the son of Chucky and was introduced in the film "Seed of Chucky."

While the alert appeared to be a mistake, it was sent out via email three separate times to subscribers of the Texas Alerts System. It is unclear at this time how many people are subscribed to the system. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety, the agency that manages the alert system, issued a statement saying "the alert was 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."

According to the DPS website, it "coordinates the dissemination of qualifying missing person advisories involving the below resource partners, known as the State Network." 

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