HERMON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Penobscot County Sheriff's Department says a second report of an attempted child abduction in Hermon was a hoax.
Sheriffs deputies say a boy told authorities a man in a white car with red stripes tried to kidnap him at the intersection of Route 2 and Billings road in Hermon Friday afternoon.
That description is the exact same one given by a girl who police say was nearly abducted a week earlier on Cold Brook Road.
Police determined that report to be credible, but after investigating the boys story, it didn't take them long to determine that his story was fake.
Deputy Mike Burgess said investigators who checked out the boys story found out that a surveillance camera at a store that was right next to the area of the alleged incident had recorded the area.