Twitter mystery in Currumbin
SOCIAL media claims that a television series writer was trapped in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for several hours have left the sanctuary and police scratching their heads.
A Twitter account for Jose Molina, who writes for the Gold Coast-produced Terra Nova, reported he and another person were locked in.
“(Julie Molina) & I r locked in at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We r waiting for the cops to come save us!” read his first tweet, which was sent early on Sunday evening.
Twitter user and one of Jose Molina's 3000-plus followers, Fiction Addiction, was concerned about their welfare.
“What? Where? How? Geez you guys sure have a penchant for getting into creative situations!” Fiction Addiction tweeted.
And Karen Hui tweeted a legitimate question.
“How? Didn't come out before closing time?”
Shortly after another tweet appeared on the account for Mr Molina.
“Um... the emus are a little ornery.
“Don't think we'll be going into the next habitat either. That's the croc area.”
That was soon followed by another update.
“(Julie Molina and I) have been rescued. I'd like to thank u all 4 laughing your... off and not a ONE of you offering to call for help...”
But Coolangatta Police duty officer Steve Quinn said he had not seen any records of police going out on such a call.
Daily News contacted Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for confirmation of the lock-in.
But a spokeswoman said an exhaustive search resulted in no records of anybody being locked inside the sanctuary on Sunday night.
She said a thorough scan of the sanctuary was always performed before any gates were locked.
Daily News has sought comment from Mr Molina via the Twitter account but no response was forthcoming.