Abduction story not true, police say

August 25, 2010

Kokomo police say a 9-year-old boy who last week claimed a man in a red truck tried to kidnap him made the incident up. The boy told police he was walking in the area of Branded Boulevard and Carter Street on Aug. 18 when he was approached by a white male in a Dodge truck with Iowa license plates who attempted to entice him into the vehicle. The boy, who gave a detailed description of the man and truck, has since written an apology letter to the Kokomo Police Department, saying the story was fake.