‘I do not believe this act occurred.’ Police end probe into claims of attempted abduction of girl

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Police in Howell say an attempted abduction involving a 6-year-old girl claiming a stranger approached her and placed a bag over her head outside her home may have never happened.

Police responded to a row of townhouses on Crooked Stick Court Sunday night to reports of a man putting a bag over a 6-year-old girl’s head.

According to police, the girl told them she was picking up her toys outside the home when the man appeared. The child told police she screamed and went inside the house.

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Officers spent hundreds of hours investigating the claims.

In a statement, Chief Andrew Kudrick says, “Based upon all that has been presented to me including an extensive investigation, lack of any type of evidence, video/audio footage and the result of the interview with the child, I do not believe this act occurred.”

Surveillance video showed the girl outside before going off camera.

According to police, it was highly unlikely the incident could have happened in the time she was not seen on video.

AP wire servicers helped contribute to this report.

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