Attempted Kidnapping a Prank

Attempted Kidnapping a Prank

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Sam Penrod ReportingThe 14-year old girl ran to a house and called 911 last night after the two teenage boys wearing ski masks told her to get in their SUV.

Today police tracked down the two boys and call what they did 'a stupid thing to do.' After a lot of concern, Sandy police this afternoon say this abduction attempt really came down to a foolish prank by the two 16-year olds who were caught after the father of one of the boys heard what happened.

Attempted Kidnapping a Prank

Last night about nine o'clock a 14-year old girl was walking home alone on Edenbrook Drive in Sandy, in the area of Alta High School. Two men wearing ski masks pulled up alongside her in a red Jeep and told her to get in the car.

The frightened girl ran to a nearby house and called 911.

Detectives got a break in the case this morning when one of the 16-year old boys' father heard what happened and a description of the suspect vehicle. He called police suggesting they talk to his son.

Sgt. Michelle Burnette, Sandy Police Dept.: "There is no evidence that they planned this out, that they intended to do her any harm. They just made a poor decision in their actions."

After several hours of questioning this afternoon, detectives were satisfied the 16-year olds had no intention of forcing the girl into their SUV or assaulting her. Police say the two suspects did not know their victim.

Detectives spoke with prosecutors this afternoon and determined to issue a citation to both teens, a Class B misdemeanor of disorderly conduct.

The teens were released to their parents and after what happened last night it's a safe bet the two won't be out on the streets for a long time.

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