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Police: Kids made up story about being duct-taped to pole in Huntley

File Photo | Stingray Bay Family Aquatic Center | Photo: Huntley Park District.

Huntley police are now saying that the report of two teens, who supposedly duct-taped an 8-year-old boy to a pole and stole his candy, did not actually happen.

The Huntley Police Department said that a mother called police around 1 p.m. Tuesday and told them that her two sons, ages 6 and 8, were at the park adjacent to Stingray Bay Family Aquatic Center, 12015 Mill Street.

She told police that her two kids were using the outdoor fitness equipment when they were approached by two teenagers that were riding bicycles. One of the teenagers grabbed the 8-year-old boy’s wrist, took his candy and duct-taped his wrist to a pole on the fitness equipment, police were told.

The 6-year-old boy sought help from a park employee, who cut the duct tape and freed the boy from the pole. The employee then contacted the boy’s mother, who called police.

“Based on the multiple people and videos reviewed throughout the investigation, detectives were looking to corroborate information, at which time the juveniles ultimately recanted their story and stated that they were playing a game,” the Huntley Police Department said Tuesday afternoon.

Huntley police said that due to the age of the juveniles, there will be no criminal charges and the consequences will be handled by the parents.


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