Police say reports of abduction attempts from ice cream truck are false

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU)--The Menomonie Police Department and the Dunn County Sheriff's Department say there have been inaccurate reports of a white van with ice cream stickers on it that has been driving around the area. The report was that a person or persons in the van had tried to abduct children.

Deputies and police officers say this is a false report, and the van is a legitimate ice cream truck. They say there is no danger to children, and that postings they have seen circulated on Facebook and other social media are not true.

Below is an example of one of the postings:

ATTENTION MENOMONIE AREA RESIDENTS!! There are a couple of guys in a white conversion van with MN plates that has ice cream stickers on one side and Superman/Captain America stickers on the other side. They are said to be going around Menomonie and Western Wisconsin trying to abduct women and children. This is NOT a joke, or rumor...some children in Downsville ran inside to their mom saying that the men tried to get them to go inside the van. Please keep your eyes on your children & pay attention to your surroundings!!

Again, police and deputies say this is a legitimate ice cream truck, and no women or children are in danger.


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