An East Boston 13-year-old who told police last night she had been abducted after school and then driven around the neighborhood for several hours by a guy in a van eventually admitted she made the story up, a Boston Police spokesperson said today.
But not before police started a search for the van - and then had to call in officers from other parts of the city to handle an unrelated incident that happened around the same time in Central Square.
The girl showed up at Piers Park around 10:20 p.m. and found a police officer and told a story of being abducted and then possibly drugged as she was driven around East Boston. EMTs were summoned to treat her. Eventually, however, her story fell apart, police said.
Police declined to say why the teen made up the story. However, it might have involved a boy issue.