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Police Believe Reports of Attempted Abduction Could Be Hoax

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

After an initial investigation into reports of an attempted abduction on the 4300 block of Spring, police believe the call may have been a hoax.

Two girls told police that a white van had approached them as they were walking to school at around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The passenger of that van got out of the vehicle and grabbed the 12-year old girl, and the 10-year old girl responded by kicking the male.

The girls also told police that they had a dog with them, and that the dog jumped on the male. The suspect let go of the girl and both men took off in the van.

However, police think it may have been a hoax. Police found a nearby house with video surveillance cameras, and after checking the video, they did not see any trace of a white van.

"Kids make bad choices sometimes," said Lt. Patrick McMenamy of the Corpus Christi Police Department's Family Violence Bureau. "Hopefully they learn from it and realize that it's not something we joke about, and it's a very important issue."

The girls had sent their mother a text message detailing the events, and the mother called 911.

The girls will not face any repercussions from police, and the case has been assigned to a detective and is still being investigated.

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