Police say horseplay led to reports of 'possible kidnapping' on Tahoe Drive Monday night

UPDATE (Feb. 27, 2018 at 2:48 p.m.)

The incident on Tahoe Drive reported as a potential kidnapping on Monday was not a kidnapping, according to Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley.

After an investigation, authorities discovered it was horseplay between three friends that escalated further than intended.

"It was really a lesson learned on their behalf, and really for everyone. You know, in today's day and age with all that's going on around violence and things of that nature, we've got to kind of be mindful that those type of things are certainly going to draw people's attention. They're going to report them to us. We're going to investigate them thoroughly. A lot of time, energy and effort went into trying to figure out whether or not this was an actual kidnapping, and that's time that could have been spent on other things. So that's probably a cautionary tale for anyone that's out there kind of horse playing around like that.""It was really a lesson learned on their behalf, and really for everyone. You know, in today's day and age with all that's going on around violence and things of that nature, we've got to kind of be mindful that those type of things are certainly going to draw people's attention. They're going to report them to us. We're going to investigate them thoroughly. A lot of time, energy and effort went into trying to figure out whether or not this was an actual kidnapping, and that's time that could have been spent on other things. So that's probably a cautionary tale for anyone that's out there kind of horse playing around like that."

This story will be updated as additional details come available.

INITIAL STORY FROM FEB. 26, 2018:

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Officers with the Chatham County Police Department responded to a possible kidnapping along Tahoe Drive around 8 p.m. Monday.

Police say two men pulled up in the area of 100 West Tahoe Drive in a late 90's model Chevy Silverado with a king cab, forced a 16-year-old boy into the bed of the truck , pulled the black truck bed cover over the victim, and then drove off.

The victim is described as a 16-year-old black male of medium complexion with short hair, standing between 5'0"-5'7", and weighing approximately 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, light brown pants, and sandals.

The driver of the truck is described as a mid-30's black male standing at 6'0", weighing 240 pounds wearing a white shirt with black shorts. The passenger was also a mid-20's black male at 5'6", weighing 130 pounds, wearing a black shirt with brown pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chatham County Police or 911 right away.

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