FWPD: Report of kidnapping try that sparked social media furor unfounded

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Social media posts began circulating on Facebook about a possible kidnapping attempt at Walmart on Maysville Road on Saturday.

The messages that NewsChannel 15 received stated that a co-worker’s niece was the intended target. 

Fort Wayne Police said, though, that they received no such report and no officers were called to the store on Fort Wayne’s northeast side. A spokesperson with the department said hoaxes like this are common and he refused to “glorify” the incident.

NewsChannel 15 has reached out to the Walmart and did not get a response at this time.

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