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Child admits kidnapping story was a hoax

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Posted at 2:32 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 18:24:16-04

Update: Police said the child admitted the story was a hoax.

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police warned the public Thursday about a kidnapping attempt in City Heights.

A man drove up next to the child in the 2700 block of Violet Street about 1 p.m. The location is near Azalea Park and Manzanita Canyon, and several blocks from True Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

The man was in a paneled work van with no side windows other than the passenger and driver’s windows.

The child’s family reported the incident by driving to the Mid-City Police Substation on Landis St.

Police did not provide details of the kidnapping attempt, or further information about the young victim.

The man was described as white and possibly in his 40s.