Lawyer says mother of abducted Las Vegas boy had been turned away earlier by police
A lawyer says the mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted from her home this month - a case linked to Mexican drug dealers - had gone to police after she got a warning note in July but was told that there was no imminent threat and that she should buy a shotgun, the Associated Press reported.
Dennis Leavitt also decried Thursday any suggestion that his client, Julie Puffinburger, might have been responsible for the abduction of her son Cole, after a police lieutenant told a judge she had previously spread hoax stories that the boy had been kidnapped.
Cole Puffinburger was taken by two men posing as police officers after they ransacked his mother's house in what police said was message from drug dealers to Cole's grandfather. The boy was found safe four days later.