The man who reportedly tried to lure a Scotia girl into his car with candy last week has turned out to be nonexistent.
Scotia police are reporting today that the 10-year-old girl told her mom last night that she saw the car drive by again. But when officers arrived, she admitted to making the whole thing up.
“While being interviewed by an officer, the girl stated that she made up both stories because she felt she was not getting attention from her parents since the birth of a sibling,” said Scotia Police Chief Pete Frisoni in a news release.
The girl’s mother had previously called police July 27 to let them know her daughter reported seeing the same green sedan and man that had been a suspect in another recent luring attempt that actually turned out to be a misunderstanding.
She said that she was riding her scooter on Cartwheel Drive and ran home when he offered her candy to get in his car.
The girl won’t face any charges.