Suspicious woman tries to pick up children from Montcalm County daycare
Deputies are now calling the incident at the daycare in Reynolds Township a miscommunication.
The Montcalm County Sheriff's Department says they were able to identify the woman and found it was not a case of attempted abduction, rather a "miscommunication by adults."
It was determined the children were never in danger.
According to the Montcalm County Sheriff's Department, an unknown woman came to a daycare in Reynolds Township and tried to pick up some children who were there. The woman asked for the children by name, but a family member had already picked up the children earlier in the day.
The Sheriff's Department said the daycare promptly contacted the parents of the children regarding the incident. Authorities described the woman to the parents, but they did not know who she was. They also said they had not authorized anyone else to pick up their children.
The woman is described as short, heavy-set, in her late 20's or early 30's with blonde hair that was ear-length on the side. The Sheriff's Department reports she was driving a red vehicle that is believed to be a 2006 or 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche.
Deputies report the young children were not harmed and had no contact with the suspicious woman.
Local schools were notified of the incident, as well.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office at 989-831-7590.