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Attempted kidnappings in Bonney Lake? Nope, just a rumor spread via email, Facebook

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Oct. 1, 2010 at 11:32 am with 2 Comments »
October 1, 2010 11:32 am

There’s an email going around Bonney Lake and a flurry of Facebook activity regarding a white SUV that’s been spotted trying to snatch kids.

Before I could get all the words out of my mouth, a record specialist at the Bonney Lake Police Department told me the report is a rumor, completely false.

“It is inaccurate,” she said.

A coworker sent me this Facebook post this morning from a friend of hers:

A White SUV with nice rims and a skull trailer hitch cover trying to snatch kids in BonneyLake. At the park in Brookside this car had an adult jump out and grab one of the kids, luckily a parent was close enough to scare them away. Police were called and police said its the 4th incident with this car! Keep your eyes out friends in BL call police if you see this vechile!

In addition to the Facebook activity, there’s an email with the same information. Bonney Lake police have been receiving several phone calls a day about the activity.

There are no reports of such activity in Bonney Lake or with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

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  1. bubblesocti says:

    How can you say this is a hoax?!? This happened to MY neighbor, across the street from MY house. I have spoken with them personally and they have relayed the story to me. I have also spoken with a friend in the neighborhood next to mine where the same vehicle was spotted another time. Also, the facts are wrong. The guy did not get out of the vehicle and no kids were grabbed. The dad heard the driver say, “Come here kids.” The dad then walked towards the car (he was only about 40 ft away in his driveway) and when the driver saw him he left.

  2. shaun1974 says:

    A statement from a records specialist at the police department doesn’t go a long way in easing the concerns of the families in our neighborhood. Did you actually speak to someone with any authority at the police department? I know your intent was to ease the concerns however you sorely missed the mark.

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