Report of attempted kidnapping apparently a hoax

LEMON GROVE (CNS) – A Monterey Heights Elementary School student's claim
of being grabbed by a would-be abductor near the campus Tuesday prompted an
intensive search of the area until the boy admitted to making up the story.

The 9-year-old went to an administration office at the Lemon Grove
primary school shortly before 3 p.m. to report the supposed crime, saying he
had managed to break free from the assailant's grasp and escape, according to
sheriff's officials.

Deputies fanned out through the area in search of the purported
kidnapper, Lt. Jason Vickery said.

Several hours later, the child admitted that the abduction attempt had
not occurred, the lieutenant said. The boy's motivation for lying was not
immediately clear.

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