Missing his parents who are working overseas, a boy made up a story about someone trying to kidnap him, reported China Press.
He did so to gain his parents' attention.
The 10-year-old boy told his elder sister on Thursday that a man had approached him in front of his school and said their mother was in critical condition at a hospital.
He claimed the man then tried to cajole him into his car, but he refused.
The boy also told his teacher a similar story but when they went outside the school, the teacher did not see anyone suspicious there.
When the school authority checked the CCTV, there was no sign of the man either.
When questioned further, the boy admitted to making up the story to get his parents' attention.