Two young boys, one of whom said he was duct taped to a pole and had his candy stolen by two teenagers at a suburban pool, have walked back their story, police said Tuesday.
Officers were re-interviewing the young boys who reported a "theft and restraint" when police said they "ultimately recanted their story and stated that they were playing a game."
"Due to the age of the juveniles, there will be no criminal charges and the consequences will be handled by the parents," Huntley police said in a statement.
Authorities had been searching for two teenagers they say duct taped one of the boys to a pole and stole his candy around 1 p.m. at Stingray Bay Family Aquatic Center in northwest suburban Huntley.
A woman reported that her two sons, ages 6 and 8, were using the outdoor fitness equipment at the park area next to the water park when they were approached by two teenagers on bicycles.
Authorities said one of the teens grabbed the 8-year-old boy's wrist, took candy and then duct taped his wrist to a pole on the fitness equipment.
The teens then left the scene and the 6-year-old boy sought help from a park employee, according to police. The park employee cut the duct tape to release the boy and then contacted the mother, officials said.