Abduction Attempt Story Was False, Saline Police Say
Saline Police say an abduction attempt reported Saturday was false.
A 16-year-old girl reported Saturday that three men in a van on West Michigan Avenue called after her and chased her as she bicycled to work. The girl's father then posted about the incident in the Saline Post's Facebook group - a post shared more than 400 times.
Police now know the report was false.
"The incident did not occur," Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart said. "I certainly do not fault a father for alerting others to information he is told by his child but I am grateful the incident didn't occur as reported. I hope our community gives the family space to get through this."
Police will seek a false police report case to the Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for review.