ORANGE (CBSLA.com) — Police called off an investigation into an attempted abduction of a 7-year-old boy after the report was found to be a hoax, authorities said Tuesday.
The incident was initially reported to have occurred around 6:10 p.m. Monday in an industrial park the 800 block of North Battavia Street in Orange, authorities said.READ MORE: LAX Seeing 'Noticeable Uptick' In Travelers Ahead Of Spring Break Though Travel Advisory Remains In Effect
A 7-year-old boy said he was grabbed while he was riding his bike in an alley in the 800 block of North Battavia Street, police said.READ MORE: 'She Represents Love And Light': Dolly Parton Mural On Wall Of Costa Mesa Bar Nearly Complete
The child claimed he had wiggled free and ran away.
Police now say the child fabricated the entire report.MORE NEWS: Panorama City Condo Fire Spreads To Adjacent Building; No Injuries Reported