Police: Attempted Child Abduction In Havelock Never Happened

It never happened.

That's what police now say about a reported attempted child abduction in the Tucker Creek area of Havelock Thursday.

Police say a 13-year-old girl told them she was walking home from school when she was approached by three men in an older model white station wagon. She said they tried to get her in the car with them, but she told them no and they left.

Havelock police began an investigation. Police say during the follow-up interviews, they noticed inconsistencies. In fact, police say the alleged victim provided four different version of the incident.

Police say during a subsequent interview, it was "learned that she had fabricated the initial report and had also attempted to involve an older sibling in the scheme. During further follow-up police were able to complete the investigation late Sunday, July 26, 2009, and were able to determine that the incident never occurred."

According to police, they are "working with the family of the juvenile and Juvenile Services regarding the incident."


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A 13 year old girl is safe in Havelock after an attempted child abduction Thursday, now authorities want to alert the community.

The teen told police she was walking home from school in the Tucker Creek Area when she was approached by three male suspects in an older model station wagon. She says the rear passenger window was broken and covered with black plastic. The victim claims the males appeared Hispanic and asked her to get in the car with them. When she refused, they took off. At no point was she physically assaulted.

Officials want to make sure the community knows the suspects are still at large.


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  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Jul 27, 2009 at 08:52 PM
    I think she needs to be punished for what she did. These officers took their time to look for someone for doing a crime that never happened. She needs help. She was probably doing this for attention.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 27, 2009 at 01:58 PM
    Send her LYING little rear to a reform school like they used to do.
  • by ME Location: NC on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:52 PM
    I hope she receives some kind of punishment for wasting the officer's time, not to mention our tax dollars!!
  • by J Location: Gville on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    I say put her little lying butt in jail for a night and show her that its not acceptable. Don't just pop her on the hand. She needs to know that the next time she does this and its true, people will have a hard time believing her. Brat.
  • by crazy in nc Location: near on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Well it goes to show how well kids can be when they want attention but thinks to our media we can be asure this wont be the first time
  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2009 at 03:29 AM
    Hmmmmm.....sounds like they would be easily spotted from the car's description.
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