UPDATE: Police say there was no attempted child abduction at Chuck-E-Cheese

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An investigation by Roanoke County Police determined that there was no attempted abduction at a local Chuck-E-Cheese.

According to a spokesperson for Roanoke County, the investigation revealed that the original complaint was the result of a "completely appropriate interaction between the child and a restaurant employee who offered to let the child use a ride for free". The reporting officer was misinterpreted by the child who reported it to the child's mother, a spokesperson says.


Roanoke County Police are investigating after an attempted child abduction.

They say the incident happened Saturday at the Chuck-E-Cheese along the 4000-block of Electric Rd.

They’re not releasing any more information at this time, but they are asking anyone with information to contact them at 540-562-3265.