EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Police believe an attempted abduction case in Calhoun County’s Emmett Township was simply a misunderstanding.
The incident happened on Sept. 27 outside Wattles Park Elementary School. That’s where a man reported approached a 9-year-old girl who was walking into school.
However, the man came forward and is being cooperative with investigators, police said Tuesday.
The man told police he was not trying to get the female student to come to his car. Rather, he was trying to get the attention of his child, who had mistakenly left behind his backpack in the car. The girl was simply standing in front of the man's child and thought he was addressing her.
Surveillance video supported the man's story.
Police applauded the young girl for her caution.
Police originally thought the Wattles Park Elementary incident was linked to another attempted abduction at Piper Park in Battle Creek because of similar suspect descriptions.
Battle Creek police said Wednesday that they no longer need tips from the public about the composite sketch. They thanked the public for its help.
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