Police: Girl's claim that stranger made her swallow pills unsubstantiated
Posted February 6, 2015
Wake Forest, N.C. — Police said Friday that they have closed their investigation into a Wake Forest girl's claim last month that an unidentified man forced her to swallow pills.
"Police officials say they made the decision to cease the investigation at the insistence of the alleged victim's family members and after investigators were unable to substantiate the juvenile's story," town communications director Bill Crabtree said in a news release.
The 13-year-old girl reported on the evening of Jan. 26 that a masked man wearing dark clothing approached her near the intersection of Jones Dairy Road and Green Mountain Drive and told her to take an unknown quantity of pills.
Police said the girl reported swallowing the pills and then ran to a nearby home for help. She was taken to a local hospital and released the next morning.
Crabtree said Friday that a toxicology test found no presence of drugs or medications in her blood.
The claim came on the heels of several other reports of someone approaching young children and trying to persuade them to leave with him.
Each of the cases involved two men and a gray or silver work van or SUV.
Detectives have not made any arrests in those cases and ask that anyone with information that could help in their investigation to call the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150.