Attempted abduction report in Saskatoon was false, police say

Attempted abduction report in Saskatoon was false, police say


A report from a 15-year-old girl who told officers she used a skateboard to fight off an attempted abduction was false, Saskatoon police say.

The unidentified girl went to city police headquarters around 5 p.m. on April 8 and said she was approached by a man driving a white Dodge Ram truck with Alberta plates while she was walking in an alley behind the 3200 block of Milton Street.

She said after the man offered her a ride and she declined, he got out of the truck, hit her and tried to force her into the vehicle but she struck him with her skateboard and fled. The girl had minor injuries and was assessed by a paramedic from the police detention unit.

“An extensive investigation by members of the SPS Targeted Enforcement Unit followed and has determined that the information reported was false,” police said in a news release.

“Investigators spoke to independent witnesses and have obtained video evidence that supports their findings. They have also determined that at no time was there any risk to public safety.”

The release did not specify whether the teen will be charged with making a false report to police.

April 24, 2019 / by / in