November 12, 2009 at 2:45 AM CST - Updated June 21 at 7:21 AM
LAWTON, Okla. - A text message spreading across Lawton is a hoax. The message says 'Lawton Amber Alert 3-year-old boy taken by man driving an '06 Mitsubishi Eclipse, plate #98B351 keep it going'.
7NEWS checked with Lawton Police and the Comanche County Sheriff's Department who both say this text message is not true.
A check of snopes.com, shows the phony message has been circulating across the country since october. A check on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website confirms this is not an active Amber Alert.