Attempted kidnapping to mistaken identity

Posted at 10:04 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 00:04:09-04

An hour after Tulsa police put out an attempted kidnapping report, they retracted it saying it was a case of mistaken identity. 

Police reports show that the 10-year-old girl was dropped off from school near 84th and Oswego around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. 

The report goes on to say a couple pulled up to the girl and called her by name. She was wearing a name badge from a field trip earlier in the day. The report says the couple told her, her mother had asked they pick her up and take her to play with her cousin. The young girl said she did not recognize the couple. 

It would later be discovered that the couple was indeed asked to pick up a young girl and take her to her cousins. She even had the same name as the 10-year-old. However, it was the first time the friend of a friend had been asked to pick up the child and mistakenly approached another girl, reports say. 

Police emphasized that while the girl was never in any danger, she did everything right. Immediately after being approached she walked away and contacted her parents who then contacted school police, reports show. 

Parents throughout Jenks saying, "This event serves as an important reminder to talk to your children about how dangerous it can be to talk to strangers."

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