After Facebook posts started circulating about potential abductors trying to lure children away from their home, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has confirmed this did not happen and it was simply a misunderstanding.

Investigator Dexter Lawley with SCSO said there was no merit to any type of abduction or attempted abduction.

“That was kind of a big misunderstanding. There was nobody trying to abduct anybody, it was actually a neighbor who was driving and letting her teenage daughter drive so it was just a misunderstanding on that one there,” Lawley said. 

Lawley said there was another post on Facebook about a white, unmarked van, but at this time no reports have been made about it.

“I don’t know anything about that,” he said. “We’ve had no reports on that.”