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Police say no child abduction attempted in Holley, just misunderstanding

Staff Reports Posted 26 March 2016 at 12:00 am

HOLLEY – There wasn’t an attempted child abduction in Holley on Thursday. Instead, Police Chief Roland Nenni says the incident was a misunderstanding.

The driver of a black vehicle has been identified. After interviewing the driver and female passenger of the vehicle involved, police determined the incident was not an attempted abduction, Nenni said.

The driver of the vehicle startled the child with a horn as the child was walking near the roadway. The driver then returned to where the child was walking, stopped the vehicle and made an attempt to apologize for startling the child. The child became scared and assumed the driver was attempting to abduct him, Nenni said.

The Holley Police Department has interviewed all involved and confirmed that this incident was not an attempted abduction and was instead a misunderstanding on the child’s part, Nenni said.

Without assistance from the media, the driver of the vehicle would not have been identified and case would have remained active and open, the police chief said.

The names of those involved will not be released due to the age of the parties involved in the incident.