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Police: Alleged abduction attempt at Appleton Walmart store is a hoax


APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - The Appleton Police Department says that a story circulating on Facebook about an attempted abduction at a store is a hoax.

Police say no arrests have been made yet and the investigation continues.

The APD says the alleged incident at the Walmart store on E. Calumet Street/Highway KK Wednesday night did not happen.

Here’s the note police posted.

Sgt. Dave Lund says the 25-year-old Menasha woman admitted to making up the story and there was not an attempted abduction. Lund did not say what the possible motive may have been.

Authorities reviewed Walmart's video cameras and didn't find any evidence to support the woman's claim. 

Police are requesting an obstruction charge against the woman.