Juvenile Arrested For Reporting False Abduction

FAKE ABDUCTION

A Van Buren boy was arrested after he filed a false police report claiming a man attempted to kidnap him.

The boy, whose name won’t be released due to his age, is facing a felony charge of filing a false police report and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of governmental operations, according to a report released by Van Buren Police.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday (April 24), the juvenile told authorities a man in a red pick-up followed him near the intersection of 11th Street and Baldwin Street then tried to lure him into the truck, according to Detective Jonathan Wear. The boy also told police the alleged abductor ripped his shirt, which was torn when authorities arrived on scene.

Local agencies were told to be on the lookout for the suspect.

After interviewing the boy, Detective Wear said authorities determined the story was false.

16 comments

    • Anonymous

      Seeking attention or not, he interfered with police operations. What if there was a real kidnapping elsewhere and the police were distracted dealing with a fake one? What if it were your child/relative that was actually missing and the police were wasting valuable minutes/hours chasing a ghost for this 11-year-old? What he did was illegal. If you can’t take the heat, then get out of the kitchen. He made an adult decision to make an adult “mistake” and he deserves to pay an adult price for it.

      • John

        What kind of decisions have you made that you consider filing a false police report “an adult decision”?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe “adult decision” wasn’t the correct choice of words. How about, he decided to make a bone-head move? I chose the words I did because USUALLY adults are the ones that call the cops to report an abduction/attempted abduction. He chose to make that call. I say he deserves every bit of legal action/punishment any other person (adult or child) would receive for doing the same thing.

  • Unknow

    Yeah the kid did a mistake on make this scene… But it doesn’t mean his consequences should be as an a adult. It’s the stupidest reason I’ve ever heard, when it’s something serious to really concern about their consequences are very low standards. So why should this could pay higher for something that isn’t even serious where it can harm others.

    • Anonymous

      He committed a felony! He deserves the punishment for such a crime. I wouldn’t expect to get off of a felonious charge if I did something like this. At 11, he knows the difference between right and wrong. And, if he doesn’t, then both the parents and the school district have failed him.

      • Happy, happy, happy

        Yes, anonymous your last sentence says it all…his parents (if he has any in the picture) HAVE failed him.

  • Unknown

    Yeah the kid did a mistake on making this scene… But it doesn’t mean his consequences should be as an a adult. It’s the stupidest reason I’ve ever heard, when it’s something serious to really concern about others; their consequences are very low standards. So why should this kid have to pay higher for something that isn’t even really serious in where it can harm others?

  • atc8824

    He deserves punishment but the the little bomb threat kids should be punished as adults.This child is crying out for attention none of know what life is like in his home.Are his parents drunks and on drugs we don’t know.Do they beat him or treat him like he doesn’t exist?We do not know the reasoning so why judge the child plenty of brain dead adults make really bad decisions everyday.

  • Anonymously

    Since it’s a felony, he has to be punished. Even if it wasn’t a felony, if he’s not punished this’ll happen again. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the news if reporting when students are being arrested for false bomb threats. So far we’re not seeing that epidemic in the River Valley yet. Last year when they started, it was almost a daily event here. And you never heard of the students being punished if they were minors.

  • Happy, happy, happy

    Face it, he is a little SH**head looking for attention. I’ve seen thousands pull this c**p when they get in or almost in the 8th grade.

  • meme

    No you should not arrest him, he is not at fought judge Zimmerman and some people believe it is the parents fought. I dont understand why its ok to blame the parents until they break the law. How do that work?

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