Second Kidnapping Report Being Called a Hoax

Updated 4 years ago

During the weekend we brought you a report of a second attempting kidnapping of a child in Hermon.Police now say it was a hoax.An 11-year-old boy told authorities early Friday night that a man in a white car with red pin racing stripes tried to coax him into his vehicle.The description of the car was the same as the one given by a 9-year-old girl two weeks earlier. Authorities reviewed outside surveillance video from the scene of Friday’s report and determined it never happened.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department says once they confronted the 11-year-old boy with that information, he admitted he made up the story.Police continue to investigate the first incident.


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