Father Wants Apology for Attempted Kidnapping Prank

Father Wants Apology for Attempted Kidnapping Prank

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(Sandy-AP) -- The father of a girl thought to be the victim of an attempted kidnapping wants an apology.

Gregg Sheppard's 14-year old daughter was approached earlier this month by two 16-year-olds wearing black masks in a Jeep Cherokee.

They told the girl to get in the car, but she ran to a neighbor's house and called police. Police later found out the two had no intention of kidnapping the girl or harming her and were cited with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. But Sheppard says that's not enough.

He thinks they should formally apologize to his daughter and do some community service.

He says in light of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping and the recent kidnapping of a five-year old Mapleton boy, the prank was insensitive and his daughter was very shaken up.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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