The Child’s Play franchise has remained one of the biggest horror franchises of all time over the decades. The main antagonist, Chucky, has made the image of a killer doll one of the most iconic in pop culture history. Now, in an interesting turn of events, Chucky himself was made the suspect of a Texas Amber Alert. His crime? Apparently abducting his son Glen, a fellow living doll that was featured as one of the protagonists in Seed of Chucky. Apparently the Amber Alert was issued as part of a mistake, in which Texas residents received the baffling message.
The Amber Alert, via KENS, listed Chucky as a suspect, and his description is completely fitting to his appearance in the film franchise. Aside from the age, at least. He was listed as a 28 year old man but one with red hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing “blue denim overalls.” What’s more, he was weighed at only 16 pounds with a height that was described as 3-foot-1. Even more bizarre is that his race was appropriately described “Other: Doll.” The warning even stated that he was also last seen “wielding a huge kitchen knife.”
Likewise, with the abducted child being “Glen” from Seed of Chucky, the Amber Alert similarly described him as seen in the movie. He was given a weight of 6 pounds and height of 2-foot-3.
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) January 29, 2021
According to officials from the Department of Public Safety, the Amber Alert which featured both Chucky and Glen was merely the result of “a test malfunction.” As a result, the alert was sent by email a total of three times. They then continued to give the following response in an official statement:
“We apologize for the confusion this may have caused and are diligently working to ensure this does not happen again.”
This is most definitely a strange scenario, and one in which Child’s Play creator Don Mancini even jokingly commented on:
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) January 29, 2021
Whatever the case may be with this Amber Alert scenario that suggested Chucky managed to abduct his son Glen, it should certainly make for good publicity when the upcoming Chucky TV series starts production.