Authorities said a 10-year-old boys claims that he was kidnapped in south Augusta by a man on Wednesday were false.
The boy told police he was in the 1700 block of Deerchase Lane when a man got out of a red pickup truck, punched him in the stomach and threw him inside the vehicle, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report.
The boy said that when the man stopped his truck, he jumped out and hid. Sheriffs Sgt. Calvin Chew said they have confirmed that the boys story was not true.