Teens Say Attempt To Lure Kids Into Car Was A Joke

OAKLAND TWP. (WWJ) – Two Oakland County teenagers claim it was a joke, but their prank scared a lot of kids and families around Oakland Township.

And police aren’t laughing.

Detectives said the teens admitted they were cruising around in a red car, attemping to have children get into the vehicle.  The school district sent out an alert and police received several reports from worried parents.

The two have since been identified as 18-year-old and 16-year-old Rochester residents, both high school students.

In an interview with police, the pair told detectives that they had no intention of hurting or taking any children, and at no time were they going to “do anything.”  They simply thought “it was funny,” and didn’t realize the impact it would have on the children or their families.

In a news release, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said the teens will learn the consequences of their actions.

The case has been turned over to the prosecutors office for possible charges.  The teens’ names have not been released.


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