Investigators with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office have determined an incident Friday morning north of Salina was not an attempted child abduction.
Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan says a newspaper carrier had gotten out of his car to put a newspaper in a box next to a drive Friday morning and gave a quick wave to an 11-year-old boy who had been waiting for a school bus. The boy ran off yelling and the man got back into his car and continued his rounds. The boy talked to the bus driver who then notified authorities.
The man talked to his wife later and told her of the incident. The wife of the newspaper carrier later heard the description of the man and his car in news reports and called the Sheriff’s Office.
The newspaper carrier had been following the school bus while making deliveries in the area. The Sheriff’s Office interviewed the man and determined there was no attempted abduction and closed the case.