A Facebook post from Rachel Herum who lives in Canistota, SD urged people to “be aware of your surroundings” and stated that somebody tried to abduct her at a gas station near Kiwanis and 9th. This post caused a bit of hysteria, and was shared hundreds of times on social media. We even received email from citizens as a warning to be careful.
Fortunately, it appears this post was false. The Sioux Falls Police are reporting that nothing like this happened recently in the area. The post has also been removed from Rachel Herum’s Facebook page.
Here is a screen grab of the post if you missed it.
Police are urging citizens to call police first, then post about it later because it makes it difficult for officers to see what crimes really happened and what didn’t. Watch the police briefing for more information.