Attempted child abduction suspect was just searching for his cat
WAUSAU - A suspicious-looking man who started a Facebook rumor of an attempted child abduction says it was all a misunderstanding.
Last Thursday, two young girls were scared when a man in a white van stopped them and asked if they could help him find his cat.
But the man said he really was just out looking for his cat.
“He was looking for his lost cat, and had even handed out fliers to people in the area of Thom Field,” Police Captain Hagenbucher said.
Later in the day, a woman called police after seeing a white van driving slowly around her neighborhood. She had heard the story of the earlier incident on Facebook.
That incident was tied to another man, who said he was out searching for his runaway daughter. Both men were cleared of any suspicion.