UPDATED: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:22pm
Copperas Cove Police Department — Copperas Cove Police Department says they found no evidence a crime was going to be committed after investigating a complaint where a woman told officers a man said he would follow her out ot the parking lot.
Police say the incident was reported on February 25, when the woman citizen reported that while inside of Wal-Mart, she overheard a male individual state he was going to “follow her out to the parking lot”. The individual then proceeded out of the store at the same time as the reporting person and entered a white utility truck with other male individuals but did not make any attempt to follow the reporting person. The reporting person was able to obtain a license plate number for the individual’s vehicle and report this to the police department.
The department's Criminal Investigations Division has looked into this incident, and through the course of the investigation, was able to make contact with those occupying the utility truck. The individuals are not local residents, but were in town for work. They admitted to being at Wal-Mart during the evening in question but no evidence has been revealed that would indicate an abduction or kidnapping was going to be attempted. The individuals in question, as well as the company they represent, have been fully cooperative with this investigation. The Department will continue to look further into the incident but currently has no reason to pursue charges.
The Copperas Cove Police Department would like to remind their citizens that they take all calls for service seriously and value the safety of all citizens and visitors. This incident has raised a great deal of fear and concern through social media. Therefore, they felt it would be appropriate to provide an update to the citizens.