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.