Castle Rock ‘suspicious incident’ was ‘case of mistaken identity’

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE (6:45 p.m.) The Castle Rock Police Department said a reported suspicious incident involving a child “was a case of mistaken identity and no crime occurred.”

Police located the pickup truck involved in the reported incident and spoke with the driver.

“There is no threat to the community and we are no longer seeking information on this case,” the department said in a tweet.

ORIGINAL: Police in castle rock are investigating a suspicious incident that was reported as an abduction attempt that took place Thursday night.

A department spokesperson said a man in a black pickup truck approached a juvenile who was walking and offered a “check to buy something” if they went to his home

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. near Lantern Street and Galena Avenue.

The truck is believed to be a 2006-2008 Dodge 1500 single-cab, with a back-sliding window and damage to one of the the rear quarter panel possibly secured by tape. Police say there were over a dozen stickers on the truck including at least one “Punisher” sticker.

Castle Rock police say the driver was an older white man with should length salt and pepper hair. He had a long beard and was wearing a blue hat at the time.

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