An elementary school student who told police a stranger tried to lure the child to his vehicle Tuesday morning has admitted the story was made up.
The Bradenton Police Department investigated the report of a “suspicious man” who asked from his car if the child wanted “treats or goodies,” but detectives on Wednesday determined that the incident never occurred, according to a news release from the department.
Investigators were told by the child that a man in what was described as a white, four-door car approached the student who was standing outside of Sea Breeze Elementary School, 3601 71st St. W., on Tuesday. The man allegedly asked the child to get into the car, but the child instead ran to the school.
A description of the alleged suspect was released early Wednesday, but the investigation led officials to determine the incident did not happen.
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The juvenile admitted to making the story up and lied about the incident, according to the release.