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Grandma lies about being held hostage because relatives withheld her car keys

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM



Will County sheriff’s deputies rushed Sunday to a home in Lockport Township after Geneva Ward, 48, called 911 saying she was being held hostage at gunpoint.

“When deputies arrived, they discovered Ward had wanted to drive her grandchildren somewhere, but the parents felt she was too intoxicated and hid her keys,” department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said. “Ms. Ward stated when she called 911 she said there was a gun because she ‘just wanted deputies to get there fast.’ ”

Ward, 48, was charged with disorderly conduct.

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