Houston Police: Teen's story about being abducted by white supremacists wasn't true

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Monday, June 4, 2018
Police: Houston teen's alleged abduction didn't happen
Houston police say the story of a boy kidnapped by white supremacists is not true.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police say there is no evidence to support the claims made by a teenager that white supremacists abducted him, injured him and threatened him.

We first brought you this story last month when 13-year-old Zavion Parker claimed he was grabbed by an adult and four young men after stepping off his school bus.

Zavion alleges he was robbed and beaten, all because of his race. He also said he was held at a property at gunpoint until he was able to escape.

Michelle Lee, the teen's mother, told Eyewitness News her son managed to escape the gun-wielding kidnappers.

"The reason why they got him was because they said he was black. 'You deserve to die.' Exactly his words," Lee told ABC13 in May. "Saying the dad had, like, a white muscle shirt on, and you could see it, was right here big as day. 'I hate black people.'"

ORIGINAL STORY: 13-year-old allegedly abducted and assaulted getting off school bus

HPD says story of boy kidnapped by white supremacists is not true

But after a thorough investigation, the Houston Police Department now says the events as described did not occur, that the property Parker described had nothing to do with any crime.

Investigators have met with both the child's mother and community activists. They told them their findings.

We reached Lee on the phone on Monday, but she did not want to comment.

HPD says they will not be filing charges against anyone involved in what was essentially a false report.

On Eyewitness News at 6 p.m., you'll hear from a longtime resident of the street where Parker said he was abducted and why he never believed the story.

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