Police say a man suspected of trying to kidnap a 6-year-old boy in City Heights on Fourth of July never touched the child and will not face any kidnapping charges.
The family told San Diego police, Michael Mahurin tried to take their son away in his truck in front of their home.
But police told NBC 7 Friday, they believe the boy got in the wrong truck.
According to police, the boy saw Mahurin’s truck and apparently confused it with his family’s truck because it looked similar.
Mahurin’s truck would not start and he went to ask the family for help jumpstarting it. They discovered the boy inside.
Police said there is no evidence Mahurin touched the child or knew he was in the truck. They do not believe Mahurin was attempting to kidnap the child.
Mahurin is still in jail after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant.