Published DateBRISTOL — Police yesterday charged the young local woman who reported an attempted abduction Wednesday night with two count of filing a false police report.
Lt. Prosecutor Joe Chivell said yesterday that Amanda Bucklin, 19, of Central Square is free on $500 personal recognizance bail and has a court date on March 18 in 2nd Circuit Court, Plymouth Division.
He said Bucklin initially called 9-1-1 and reported that a man in a silver car tried to abduct her as she was walking along Route 104 near Cumberland Farms Wednesday. He said she later filed a written police report alleging the same thing.
Chivell said police located the car and interviewed the man who owned it.
He said Bucklin came to the police station a second time after being called by police. At that time she recanted her statements about the alleged abduction.
Chivell said he doesn't know what motivated Bucklin to file the false report but said she likely saw the car around town but, to the best of his knowledge, didn't have any prior relationship with it or the owner.
The non-incident received immediate and thorough statewide media attention, including a front page story in The Daily Sun.