Video: 'Second Life' game leads to real life kidnapping

updated 8/26/2008 11:47:11 AM ET 2008-08-26T15:47:11

A woman is charged with plotting the real-life abduction of a boyfriend she met through the virtual reality Web site "Second Life."

Kimberly Jernigan, 33, from Durham, North Carolina, was returned to Delaware to face charges including attempted kidnapping after she was arrested in Maryland last week.

Court records say Jernigan drove to the 52-year-old man's apartment Thursday with a stun gun, handcuffs and duct tape. She fled when he came home, discovered her and called police.

Police said the two met online on Second Life, a social site where people create alter egos. The man broke off the relationship after they met in person.

Court records did not list an attorney for Jernigan, who was being held in lieu of $65,000 bail.

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