SEQUIM, Wash. - Police in Sequim are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.
Police Chief Bill Dickinson told the Peninsula Daily News at least two people are under investigation in the Saturday afternoon incident at Carrie Blake Park.
City Attorney Craig Ritchie says they could be charged with dangerous conduct or with failing to obtain a permit.
Onlookers in the park were angry and afraid when a minivan with two masked men pull up and one man jumped out, grabbed a toddler and took off.
He was the boy's father. He later explained the incident was recorded to create a video for social media on child abduction prevention and awareness.