I’m both shocked and relieved to find out that yesterday’s story of an attempted child abduction in my hometown turned out to be a hoax.
However I did a double take reading the following halfway down the page:
“The apparent attempted abduction is the latest in a spate of attacks targeting young children and comes days after the Gold Coast was named the state’s abduction capital.
The mother, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her daughter, said the girl came home hysterical, shaking, crying and was white as a “ghost”.
The girl said the man asked her where the nearest petrol station was before grabbing her arm and and (sic) trying to pull her in the car.
The incident happened about 4.10pm as the girl walked home from Labrador State School along Government Rd, Labrador.”
So the incident which didn’t happen happened at about 4.10pm?