Police: 12-year-old Port Huron boy lied about abduction so he wouldn't have to walk to school

Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 10:53:15-04

A 12-year-old boy lied about an abduction so he wouldn't have to walk to school anymore, according to the Port Huron Police Department.

On Oct. 25, police say the boy ran onto a citizen's porch saying a man tried to grab him while he was walking to school. Officers and detectives immediately set up a perimeter and called for a K9 track.

Police say after the K9 track didn't support the allegations, the patrol division conducted a joint investigation with the Criminal Investigative Division. 

The boy was taken back to the police department where he confessed to investigators that he made up the story hoping he wouldn't have to walk to school anymore.

He was released to his parents pending charges of filing a false report of a felony, which is punishable up to four years in prison and/or $2,000 in fines.