Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

03-18-08 UPDATE: Attempted Kidnaping A Hoax

03-18-08 UPDATE: Attempted Kidnaping A Hoax

UPDATE: False Report Of Kidnaping

Wednesday March 19th 2008, Boise Police Detectives have determined that the report of an attempted kidnaping on March 18th did not take place. After examining all the evidence in this case and conducting further interviews officers discovered the incident was falsified. 

From here the false report case will be completed and forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys office to determine if charges against the original complainant will be filed.

Because the original complainant has not currently been charged with a crime her information is not available for public release.

At this time no further information in this ongoing investigation is available for release.

======ORIGINAL RELEASE======

Boise, March 18th- At approximately 9:30 PM a young female adult was sitting on the picnic bench outside of the Maverick store on the corner of Protest and Boise Avenue in Boise. The victim tells Officers that a fire engine red colored small pickup pulled up along side her. The victim stated she was hit on the back of her head, grabbed by the hair, and pulled in to the passenger side of the pickup truck. As the pickup was pulling out of the parking lot and turning onto Boise Ave, the victim managed to open the passenger door and jump out of the vehicle.

    The suspect is described as a white male in his 20';s or 30's, wearing a black baseball cap and a black zip up sweater. We have no further  description on the suspect.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS.

Release Prepared By:

Lt. Stan Niccolls