Sheriff: Attempted abduction report a hoax - Tucson News Now

Sheriff: Attempted abduction report a hoax

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a boy who reported an attempted abduction on Tucson's northwest side made up the story to avoid being punished.

The boy told authorities that he was followed by a man while he was walking to Thornydale Elementary School, near Magee and Thornydale, around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.

According to a PCSD news release, the child fabricated the story in order to avoid getting in trouble for taking a route to school which had been prohibited by his parents.

Tucson News Now's Som Lisaius will have more on this late breaking story on KOLD News 13. He can be followed on Twitter at @SomLisaiusKOLD.

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