Omaha Police were called to Oakview Mall just before 10:00 Monday night to investigate a possible abduction.
According to the victim, he received a text message from a friend, identified as 19 year old Emma Bowman, indicating she had been abducted from the area of 120th and West Maple Road.
The victim received messages demanding money for her safe return. He was given an address near 124th and West Maple and officers responded to that area.
They eventually made contact with Bowman and 24 year old Jason Scheef. Officers learned that Bowman was not in danger and that she and Scheef were trying to extort money from the victim.
Scheef and Bowman were booked at Douglas County Corrections for Attempted Theft by Extortion. Police say the amount was more than $15-hundred.