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ABDUCTION SCARE: Friend Gets Wrong Idea

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A woman is safe after an abduction scare in the Drake Park neighborhood of Des Moines.

Police say they were called to the 2300 block of Drake Park Ave. around 11:00 Friday morning. Relatives say a friend of the woman’s came to pick her up for lunch but found her laundry and her purse next to her car and called police believing she had been abducted.

Des Moines police blocked off the area during the investigation. The woman appeared shortly after with her boyfriend. Police believe the incident was a misunderstanding.