Authorities: No criminal intent in child abduction report

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NEWKIRK, Okla. (KAKE) -

Kay County, Oklahoma authorities said there was no criminal intent in what was first considered a string of attempted child abductions. The incidents happened Wednesday afternoon in Newkirk.

Children said they were approached by a man and woman who offered them a ride in their vehicle.

Investigators said the man and woman contacted police and provided answers.  The man and woman said they approached a child they thought was a relative and offered the child a ride because of the hot conditions.  The child did not get in the couple's truck.   The couple also said hello to another child at the same intersection.

Investigators said the first child approached was not a relative and they consider the incident to be a case of mistaken identity.   


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Kay County, Oklahoma authorities are searching for two people who tried to lure children into their vehicle.  Two incidents were reported in Newkirk early this afternoon.   Authorities said a man and woman walked up to children in two separate locations.   They told the children they had a long lost relative in the backseat of their truck who wanted to say hello.  The children never entered the truck and weren't hurt.

The couple is described as a bald, white man who was wearing a black shirt and a young white woman with blonde hair, wearing a blue shirt.  They are driving a white Chevy or GMC four door truck with dark tinted windows.

Anyone with information can call 911. 

newscow.net contributed to this report

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