The Licking County Sheriff’s Office said that two men who allegedly approached and chased two young boys were in the neighborhood for “legitimate reasons.”]
The two boys said that the men tried to approach them while they were walking in their neighborhood near Roberts Road in Licking Township on Saturday. The boys said that the men then tried to chase them.
Investigators said that they searched for the purple mini-van with a yellow light on top that was allegedly involved in the incident.
Sheriff’s officials said on Thursday that they located the men and interviewed them and found that they were in the area for a reason.
Investigators re-interviewed the boys and their parents and found that the incident was a “misunderstanding” and that no attempted abduction occurred.
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August 27, 2012: Boys Say Men In Purple Van Tried To Approach, Chase Them