A Scottsdale, Arizona girl who claimed that she was kidnapped after school yesterday admitted to police that her story was a fabrication.
Girl admits to fabricating abduction. Photo via Wiki Commons.
The 10-year-old girl was originally reported missing after her mother could not locate her when trying to pick her up from school yesterday afternoon. Witnesses saw the child walking away from the school but in the opposite direction of home according to azfamily.com. She was later found by police wandering near Scottsdale Community College around 6 PM on Thursday.
The girl originally told police that she had been walking home from Hohokam Elementary School around 3:30 PM when she was abducted by a “scary” man.
In an interview with authorities, the girl stated that she had received a poor grade on an assignment and was reluctant to bring the assignment back home to her mother. Officer Dave Pubins further explained that the girl was hoping that by running away, her mother would not notice the grade. The girl admitted to being on foot the entire time she was missing.
The girl was unharmed during the incident. ABC 15 Arizona reports that the police are not pursuing charges.
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