It's every parent's worst nightmare, and thankfully, that's all it turned out to be for one Warner Robins mother.
Warner Robins police Assistant Chief John Wagner said there was no abduction attempt of a 9-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle up and down a street near his home on Friday afternoon.
Wagner said police have talked with everyone involved.
Marla Hendrix posted on Facebook about the incident to warn other parents. Her post was shared more than 1,800 times by Saturday evening.
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Warner Robins police took the mother's concerns seriously and investigated.
"It was just kids being kids," Hendrix said Saturday night after talking with a Warner Robins police officer about the incident involving two teenagers in a black Chevrolet Tahoe and Hendrix's son on a bicycle.
"There was no danger ... They weren't trying to take my child ... He was riding kind of in the road, or close to the road, and they were yelling at him to get out of the road, and he heard it and I guess maybe thought what he wanted to think of it," she said.
Hendrix said she's comfortable with the police findings and thinks her son got scared based on what he's been taught at school and at Boy Scouts about being wary of strangers.
"I think that maybe he thought he heard something he didn't, but I don't think he intentionally told a lie or embellished it. I think he was genuinely scared," she said.