CAMERON, Mo. - Police say a stranger danger reported in Cameron, Mo., that kept parents on alert turned out to be a false alarm.
The subject of the alert came forward to Cameron Police early Friday evening saying he and his grandson matched the description of an alleged predator and victim he saw on the news. After being interviewed by investigators, he was released without incident. No charges will be filed.
Police and parents were on the lookout for the man after one woman said he tried to get her daughter in his car. She told officers she was playing with her 5-year-old daughter in Recreation Park between 8:00 and 8:30 Thursday night when a 4- or 5-year-old boy accompanying the man he described as "grandpa" kept going between her daughter and the "grandpa."
At one point the mother said the boy told her daughter the man had a surprise for her in his car. When the girl refused to go, the woman said the man and the boy took off in the car.
Police said the man was indeed with his grandson.
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