Authorities Called Off in A.M Kidnapping Hoax

8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, October 27 2010 Oct 27, 2010 Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:07:19 PM CDT October 27, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Authorities called off a search for a man wearing a black coat, ski mask, and brown shoes after the alleged victim admitted she made the whole thing up.

The juvenile, who stayed home from school on Wednesday, told authorities a man ran and grabbed her from behind while she was checking on her dog.

The juvenile ran to a neighbors house and sought safety, and reported she struggled with the man but got away with a few scratches.

Soon after Cole County Sheriffs Department, Missouri Highway Patrol, and Jefferson City Police department arrived to the 2700 block of Deardane Drive and quickly blocked off the area and a got a helicopter up in the air to search the area for the suspect. On the ground police used their K-9 unit searched the area as well.

Cole County Sheriff Greg White says as of now he does not intend to press charges.

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