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Santee deputies cancel search for man accused of trying to lure kids

Deputies arrest man on suspicion of threatening Santee Home Depot workers with gun
Posted at 8:18 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 01:41:40-05

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Santee Sheriff's Department has canceled the search for a man who has reportedly been trying to lure children into his vehicle.

In an initial report sent to ABC 10News Saturday evening, the children were playing outside of a home around 4:27 p.m. on Stoney Creek Court when a man approached them in the van saying he was giving away free books and told them to go inside the back of the van and grab them.

However, sheriff's deputies said after an investigation no crime was committed and some misunderstanding was involved.