False alarm: Police say Cordova kidnapping was ‘horseplay’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police said Tuesday night that a suspected kidnapping from a Cordova skating rink Monday night wasn't a kidnapping at all.

They said the incident was just "horseplay among friends" and no kidnapping occurred.

According to the police report from Monday night, surveillance video from the 7900 block of Club Center Drive showed the alleged victim in the Cici's pizza parking lot with a black Dodge Charger. The man begins walking towards the Cordova Skate Center and is immediately followed by the driver who pops his trunk.

The victim reportedly shuts the car's trunk and continues to walk away.

That's when another person exits the car, puts the man on his shoulder and then puts him in the trunk. But the man doesn't stay there for long. The victim gets out and runs away again with the suspects right behind him. The group talks for a few minutes before the victim sits in the trunk once more and is helped inside by one of the suspects.