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Sheriff: Suspicious person report a "misguided attempt" for attention

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Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says a recent suspicious person report filed by a 9-year-old girl was a hoax.

Calling the report a "misguided attempt to get attention", Metts says the girl admitted to making up her story after she would not meet with a SLED sketch artist.

The initial report said the girl returned home from school on March 21 after exiting the school bus to find a suspicious car in the driveway of her parents' home on Midway Street.

The girl told deputies a man inside the car tried to chase after her, but she managed to get away.

No word on if any charges could be filed in this case.

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