Boy, 12, fabricated attempted abduction story, police say

Detectives learn boy 'was not being truthful' about alleged incident at Plantation Central Park

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PLANTATION, Fla. - A 12-year-old boy who claimed a man tried to abduct him at a South Florida park fabricated the story, police said.

Plantation police on Friday released a sketch of a man who was being sought in the phony attempted abduction at Plantation Central Park.

However, while investigating the alleged incident, detectives learned that the boy who reported it "was not being truthful," Detective Philip Toman said Tuesday.

No charges were expected, but counseling for the family was being arranged, Toman said.

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