Attention seeking adults took to social media recently to post panic-inducing claims that 1) two women attempted to kidnap a 5-year-old and 2) human traffickers were leaving notes on cars laced with Fentanyl. Both claims were debunked by the police. In the first incident, the alleged kidnapping attempt appeared as an alert on the Citizen app which was then picked up by CBS news. A story featuring “witnesses” who thought they saw something that was contradicted by security footage was reported as fact and the mother of the allegedly targeted child swore it was true on TikTok. The surveillance cameras showed two women in a van arguing with the mother of the child, who never let go of his hand. In the second incident, the claimant said she called the 104th Pct and was told that human traffickers use notes on cars laced with drugs to kidnap women. When the 104th Pct called her to find out what the heck she was talking about she then claimed the responding officers told her there was no threat. Meanwhile there was no record of a 911 call to the location about this at all. Please stop the phony reports. They not only make you look like a fool, but they waste police resources and charges could be lodged against you for filing a false report.
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