HEYBURN — Heyburn police said two girls admitted they made up a story about a man who tried to abduct them on April 14.
Heyburn Police Chief Dan Bristol said the two girls, ages 10 and 11, were called to the police station after initial interviews because their stories contained inconsistencies.
“During the interview the girls admitted they made the story up,” Bristol said. “No charges were filed. The parents said they were going to take care of it, and we figured that would probably be worse.”
Bristol said it is a crime to falsely file a police report.
“We wanted to get to the bottom of it if it didn’t really happen because we didn’t want people out there worrying about it,” Bristol said. “I didn’t want people feeling paranoid every time a silver car drives by.”
The girls reported that a man in a silver car tried to abduct them, but there were discrepancies in the two girls’ stories.