Facebook post about attempted abduction at outlet mall deemed fake, police say

LAKE DELTON, Wis. - Police determined a Facebook post about an attempted abduction at the outlet mall in Lake Delton last week was fake, officials said.

The Village of Lake Delton Police Department was contacted Friday by the Outlets at the Dells about a Facebook post claiming there was an attempted abduction of a woman, according to a release. The Facebook post reportedly had vehicle information, a registration plate and a description of a suspect.

Officers investigated the post and determined the registration plate was not associated with any vehicle, officials said.

Based on a lack of contact information, police were unable to gather additional information from the person who made the initial Facebook post and officials determined the individual did not file a complaint with the police department or other surrounding agencies, according to the release.

Police determined the Facebook post was fake, but the investigation into the matter will remain open if new information becomes available, officials said.

According to the release, police believe there is no danger to the public.



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