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DALLAS (CBSDFW) – A man has been arrested after police say he reported that a child he was looking after was kidnapped.

According to police, Shaquille Ricks, 24, called police to the 3900 block of Investor Drive at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that someone stole his car with a child still inside.

Officers took the vehicle and child information and began looking for the car. Eventually, police say they found the 4-year-old uninjured at a bus stop in the 5600 block of Westmoreland Road.

After getting a statement from the child and with Ricks’ story changing, officers determined no abduction ever occurred and placed Ricks under arrest.

He is charged with abandoning and endangering a child.

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