Poplar Bluff police say 'attempted child abduction' a misunderst - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff police say 'attempted child abduction' all a misunderstanding

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Does It Work: Juggle Bubbles

    Does It Work: Juggle Bubbles

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:00:26 GMT
    As summer is winding down, you might be trying to squeeze in last time outside with the family.
    As summer is winding down, you might be trying to squeeze in last time outside with the family.
  • Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

    Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:59:16 GMT
    A suburban Chicago police officer has been shot in an exchange of gunfire after responding to a call about a burglary in progress.
    Authorities say a fourth child has been freed by two suspects who barricaded themselves in a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey after a foiled burglary.
  • Driver charged in crash that killed wife

    Driver charged in crash that killed wife

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:14:02 GMT
    A Kansas City man whose wife was killed when he crashed their car into a sign post has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
    A Kansas City man whose wife was killed when he crashed their car into a sign post has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Poplar Bluff police are now saying an "attempted child abduction" is all a misunderstanding.

Police originally said that shortly after noon on Friday,  a white van with a male Hispanic driver approached three girls on Thomas Street.

According to Jeff Rolland, Deputy Chief of Police, Poplar Bluff,  the people in the van told police they were driving through the neighborhood looking at houses.  In this particular driveway a car was backing out.  People in the van waved, motioning the car to go ahead and back out.  The mom misunderstood, thought the person in the van was waving for the kids in the yard to get in the van. 

Police say part two of the explanation is that the person in the van is signed up for KFVS news alerts through facebook.  She got the news alert about the attempted abduction and realized hers was the van in question.  She went and told police, her van matches up with the description given. Police are confident the story is legitimate.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.