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No attempted child abduction in Greene, but kids were frightened by people in a van

This news story was published on July 28, 2017.
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GREENE, IOWA – An alleged child abduction reported Thursday in the Butler county town of Greene never took place, police say, but children were frightened by people inside a van, and charges are pending.

Butler County Sheriff Jason Johnson says Friday that at around 8:42 PM Thursday night, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted abduction of 2 young boys (ages 10 and 8) from the parking lot of the Bridgeway Convenience Store in Greene. The incident was investigated by Butler County Deputies and all involved parties have been identified and are local to the Greene area, including an eye witness to the event.

The findings of the investigation are that there was no attempted abduction.
One of the suspects did intentionally yell at and scare the boys, which was verified by eye witness account.

Sheriff Johnson says charges are pending in the incident.

However, according to Niki Carlson of Clarksville, Iowa:

“According to the Butler County Sheriff Dept, this was not an attempted abduction. The van and people inside have been located. A man, Chris Zweck, admitted to sitting the van and opening the sliding door and yelling at my kids to scare them. He denies touching either of them in any way. He does admit to scaring my children intentionally. He also admits to making grabbing gestures towards them. To be clear, my kids do not know this man. He is a stranger. They both insist he grabbed my son’s shirt.
What kind of an adult sits in the back of a van and waits to scare two little boys who were getting a loaf of bread for their Granny (my mom)? My mom lives less than a block from the store. This man intentionally scared them, they were afraid for their lives. Since they were little they’ve have been taught to stick together and to run. And they did, thank God.
I am so thankful my kids are safe and knew the right thing to do. I am repulsed that a grown man has little else to do with his time than to scare little boys. I do not care what anyone’s intentions were, my kids were afraid. HOW DARE this person cause my kids to be afraid in a town they’ve grown up in? HOW DARE some adult who should be helping our so called village cause such fear in an already sick and twisted world?!?!! Little boys can’t go a block to the local store and get their Grandma bread?!
The Carlsons aren’t well known for their humor or their sense of forgiveness.”

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8 Responses to No attempted child abduction in Greene, but kids were frightened by people in a van

  1. Earl Turner Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    ANTHONY GARCIA and MIGUEL ANGEL LORENZO-BALTAZAR arrested for first degree murder. My reporting on them is one of only a few sites reporting on them so far. SALVADOR MARTIN MACARIO ESQUIVEL attested for providing alcohol to minor resulting in death. My reporting on him seems to be only reporting.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2017 at 12:27 am

    If he was late for his meeting wouldn’t he want to get in his robe and hood? You dumb dumb

  3. Earl Turner Reply Report comment

    July 28, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Illegals prefer little girls, so knew they were probably not a involved. The idiot in the van should be charged with something. Given the abductions of children his actions are way out of line.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Hey Earl. aren’t you late for your KKK meeting?
      Get out that white robe & hood & get goin’ there boy.

      • Earl Turner Reply Report comment

        July 29, 2017 at 11:20 pm

        I guess you can’t read. I use Storm Front to avoid censorship by liberals. Of course there is other discussions at SF for those interested.

      • Earl Turner Reply Report comment

        July 29, 2017 at 11:44 pm

        Sorry to disappoint you but I’m not a Klan member. I point out deaths of illegal immigrants as part of human suffering thanks to illegal immigration. It is not about hate, it’s not about Hispanics. It’s about all the violence and killing that happens to illegals and Americans. The semi from Iowa is just 10 of hundreds of deaths every year. Search for “illegal immigrant deaths”.