Attempted abduction report was false, police say


BRIDGMAN, Mich. (WNDU) An attempted abduction report was fabricated by a pre-teen due to an unrelated disagreement with a friend, according to Bridgman police.

Last Tuesday, the girl told police that a man got out of his car and grabbed her by the arm.

Bridgman Police Sgt. Tom LaVanway found that the report was fictitious when he re-interviewed the alleged victim, according to a news release Monday.

"Although this particular instance was unfounded, it is critical for parents and youth to remain vigilant in recognizing any suspicious or dangerous behavior and reporting it," Chief Daniel Unruh said.

The prosecutor's office will determine whether the girl will be prosecuted for filing a false police report.