The Summit County Sheriff's Office determined that a reported kidnapping in Kamas on Thursday, Aug. 21, was a hoax.

The Office released a statement Wednesday: "The attempted kidnapping reported the other day has been proven to be unfounded. The child made up the story."

An 8-year-old boy in Kamas had told his father that he had been kidnapped from the boy's house, according to a sherrif's report of the alleged incident.