MPD: Attempted abduction report from South Church Kroger was a hoax

Sep 18, 2018 at 03:33 pm by Voice Wire

Not an attempted abduction

The man, who claimed that three men tried to abduct him from a grocery store parking lot, admitted the report was a hoax, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department.

On Monday, Sept. 17, at approximately 2 p.m., Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a call of an attempted abduction in the parking lot of the Kroger at 2946 S. Church St.

The victim reported that three males attempted to get him into their truck, with one suspect actually grabbing his arm.

The location where the incident allegedly occurred was outside the area of security camera coverage. During the incident, the victim reported that he pulled away from the suspect and ran into the store to seek help from his manager.

As a part of the investigation, the security footage of the parking area was reviewed and the victim was seen in a different area of the parking area from where the incident was reported to have occurred.

Additionally, video footage showed that no one approached him during the time in question. The victim was interviewed by detectives and stated the situation did not occur.

Charges are pending in this case for filing a false police report.



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