Police say boy, 10, made up abduction tale

Authorities said a 10-year-old boy’s 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. Sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew said they have confirmed that the boy’s story was not true.

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