Texas sends wild Amber Alert for knife-wielding Chucky and son Glen, Internet says they'll have 'nightmares'

The alert listed the victim as Glen and said that the five-year-old boy had been abducted by Chucky who was armed with a kitchen knife

                            Texas sends wild Amber Alert for knife-wielding Chucky and son Glen, Internet says they'll have 'nightmares'
Texas Amber Alert system sends message for Chucky and his missing son (Texas Department Of Public Safety)

The Texas Alerts system malfunctioned on Friday morning, January 29, and sent an Amber Alert which suggested that the Chucky Doll was on the run holding a huge kitchen knife after having abducted his son. 

Everyone recognized the famous doll from the 'Child's Play' horror movie franchise, which was listed as the suspect. The Amber Alert also properly listed out the physical description of the doll. He was said to be a 28-year-old man with red, auburn hair and blue eyes. His height was said to be 3'1" and his weight was put at 16 pounds. Chucky was described as wearing blue denim overalls with a multi-colored striped long sleeve shirt and wielding a kitchen knife at the time of his "disappearance". His race was listed as “doll".

The alert listed the victim as Glen, who was described as an abducted child aged five and weighing six pounds. He stood at 2'3" and also had red, auburn hair and blue eyes like his dad. Glen was said to be wearing a blue shirt and black collar before he was allegedly kidnapped by his dad. Glen is the son of Chucky and was introduced in the film 'Seed of Chucky'.

The alert, which was clearly a mistake, was sent out via email three separate times to subscribers of the Texas Alerts System on Friday morning. It was not immediately clear as to how many people subscribed to the system that sends out emails. 

Texas Department of Public Services, which manages the Amber Alert system, released the following statement regarding the glitch: “This alert is 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." 

After receiving the alert, a number of Texans took to Twitter to ridicule the DPS. "Increasingly obvious that the power brokers of this shitshow of a nation are holding it all together with spit and off-brand scotch tape," one of them said, while another wrote, "I’m still not over the chucky amber alert. like. i have so many questions. for starters why is glen 3 lbs but chucky 16. why is glens pic from the movies but chuckys is CLEARLY bootleg merch. why this at all." A third commented, "*wakes up and checks to Amber Alert on phone* *throws away phone*."

The next said, "Holy crap! I may have nightmares tonight. But, I laughed so hard, I snorted when I read this." Another remarked, "That's right. Austin used tax dollars to put out an amber alert on Chucky and his son Glen. Texassssss." One more quipped, "This weird my dream came true a chucky amber alert." A commenter tweeted, "Oh c'mon Texas. You are better than this. You don't 'mistakenly' send out an Amber alert 3 times." One more said, "At least there WAS a pic. Every single ear piercing Amber Alert that comes on my tv has 2 facts: some child was abducted & there's a list of 10-20 counties that mite b on the lookout! Seriously. How very helpful. No age, no sex, no race, no suspected car etc. Chucky I could find."