Sep 1, 2016 2:57 PM

Police stop man on his way to pay ransom to scammer who claimed to have kidnapped his son

DOVER — A Hooksett resident was pulled over by Dover police on his way to pay a ransom payment for his alleged kidnapped son, which later turned out to be a scam.

The officer pulled over the man's vehicle after witnessing the operator talking on a cell phone while driving on Wednesday at about 10:25 a.m. The man told the officer that he was on the phone with a person who had kidnapped his son and was demanding a ransom payment. The man allegedly withdrew money from the bank and was on his way to make a payment at a location set by the suspect.

The officer was suspicious of the situation and investigated the incident to find that it was untrue and made contact with the man's son.

The incident was found to have begun in Lee, where the investigation will continue.

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