Police investigating 10-year-old boy claim man tried to kidnap him

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Police are investigating a 10-year-old Augusta boy’s claim that a man driving a red pickup truck attempted to kidnap him as he was walking home from school Wednesday.

The boy was in the 1700 block of Deerchase Lane when the man got out of his truck, punched him in the stomach and threw him inside the vehicle, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report. The boy told police that when the man stopped his truck, he jumped out and hid in a nearby backyard.

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