A 12-year-old girl made up a story about a masked man trying to snatch her from outside a Philadelphia charter school Thursday afternoon, detectives tell NBC10.
The reported abduction attempt was said to have happened around 12:30 p.m. in the schoolyard of Belmont Charter School at 4030 Brown St. in West Philadelphia.
The girl said a short, thin masked man wearing all dark clothing grabbed her, but she broke away and ran into school for help.
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After interviewing the girl, Special Victims Unit detectives said she admitted to lying about it all.
No word on whether she faces trouble for the false report.