UPDATE: Manistee Police Say Child Lied About Attempted Kidnapping

Manistee police say a boy who claimed he was kidnapped and jumped out of a moving car to escape made the whole thing up.

The fake kidnapping was reported Thursday afternoon.

The child claimed a suspect kidnapped him near the intersection of U.S. 31 and Merkey road. The child said he managed to jump out of the man’s car and run back to his mother.

Police now say the child made the story up.