Police urge parents to teach children what to do in an attempted kidnapping situation

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Southaven Police in update say there was no attempted kidnapping but urge parents to use this as a teaching moment.

Police say the incident happened on Millford Dr.

SPD responded to a call on Thursday, June 29.

A 10-year-old boy told police he was walking home when a man stopped his truck and told him to get in.

After further investigation police were notified that the man was driving down the street, a little too fast, and almost ran over the kid.

He yelled at the boy to get out of the road, and that him yelling and almost hitting him scared the kid.

The boy ran home and police were called.

SPD said that they don't believe this to be a kidnapping, but say the boy did everything right.

They say scream and run home to tell a parent or guardian what happened then inform the police.