CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A 13-year-old girl's bogus report of being grabbed by a man in a failed kidnapping attempt on a South Bay roadside Wednesday prompted authorities to search for the supposed criminal until she confessed hours later to having made up the story.
The teen told police she was walking to school when a heavyset stranger pulled up alongside her in a dirty white van in the 400 block of Oaklawn Avenue in Chula Vista at about 8:30 a.m., Lt. Fritz Reber said.
She claimed that the driver got out, took hold of one of her arms and said, "Let's go; let's go,'' after which she managed to break free and run to her nearby home.
Under questioning by detectives with her mother present, however, the teen eventually recanted her story, Reber said.
Police declined to discuss what might have led the girl to make the false report. She will face no criminal repercussions for the lie, the lieutenant said.
A five year old girl's dream came true today with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Leona, who lives in San Marcos and is battling cancer, wished to have the ultimate pirate ship playhouse in her backyard.
In celebration of American Heart Month, Rady Children's Hospital hosted its 34th annual Heart Party. It was a chance for former heart patients and the doctors who treated them to reunite.
Fair, warm and dry weather continues through Saturday, but an onshore flow will bring low clouds and fog Saturday night and much cooler weather to the county on Sunday.
Neighbors say the Prince Recycling Center on Voltaire Street is attracting crime and transients, and they want the center to move out of the area.
Few of us really know how our coworkers spend their time when they are off the clock. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff gets to know Ryan Brothers - a writer here at KFMB Stations and News 8 - who put his own signature on Mission Trails Regional Park.
A San Marcos man who shot his girlfriend and left her body in her car, parked along northbound Interstate 15 near Escondido, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.
A local company is on the cutting edge of ocean exploration using unmanned vehicles powered by wind and sun and the future looks bright for these ocean drones, which currently are being tested off the coast of San Diego.