EAST PEORIA — Recent social media reports about a possible child abduction were wrong, said the city's police chief on Monday.
Steve Roegge said it wasn't that the person who reported it was making it up, but rather, that she was mistaken.
On Saturday at 10:30 p.m. a woman reported that she had been approached by two people in a van who were looking for a dog. Being suspicious, she reported it to police, and that also made it onto social media.
However, the chief said, after an investigation, it turns out the people really were looking for a dog and that there was not a kidnapping.