Police: 12-Year-Old Worried About Being Late Lies About Kidnapping

The Nashua, New Hampshire, boy won't face charges

Police say a 12-year-old boy in southern New Hampshire who feared he would get in trouble for being late fabricated a story that someone tried to kidnap him.

Police say the Nashua boy will not face criminal charges after telling police a man grabbed his wrist on May 22 and tried to take him to an unknown location. He described the man as being in his mid-to-late 30s wearing sunglasses, ripped jeans and a gray sweatshirt with a hood over his head.

He said he broke free and flagged down passerby.

Police investigated the area, asked the public for assistance and brought in detectives from the department's special investigations division. Investigators worked several days on the case, canvassing the area, interviewing residents and reviewing video surveillance cameras. 

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