[Ed. – Nice to see kids ‘playing so nicely,’ then seeking a racial angle to cover their own disgusting act.]
A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, Michigan police said.
Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday.
Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl.
Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them, ultimately determined the children “concocted the story to avoid trouble.”
“We appreciate the conscientiousness of the parents in bringing the matter to the attention of the police, and continuing to ask their children questions as new evidence was obtained,” prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said the 60-year-old man had a “verifiable alibi” from other people who vouched for his whereabouts.