Boy admits inventing claim about abduction try, police say

December 30, 1997

The widely reported attempted abduction of a 10-year-old Mount Airy boy last week was false, state police in Westminster announced yesterday.

"The boy made the whole thing up," said 1st Sgt. Andy Mays, a police spokesman.

According to the initial Dec. 23 report, an unknown driver attempted to lure the boy into his vehicle near Twin Ridge Elementary School on the Frederick County side of town.

Mays said the story was broadcast on local television and brought calls to the barracks from worried parents.

But when the resident trooper for Mount Airy reinterviewed the boy and his family, the child admitted making up the story, Mays said. No charges will be filed.

Although the report was false, Mays said parents should still be alert for their children's safety but can stop worrying about this alleged incident.

Fires

Winfield: Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 1300 block of Buckhorn Road at 12: 19 p.m. Friday. Units were out 37 minutes.

Winfield: Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 1300 block of Buckhorn Road at 6: 47 a.m. Friday. Units were out 20 minutes.

Pub Date: 12/30/97

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