San Diego Sheriff’s Department cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone.

After investigating a possible child annoyance complaint about a man driving a van, sheriff’s deputies located the driver and determined that no crime was committed, authorities said Sunday.

At about 4:27 p.m. Saturday, two juveniles who were playing in front of a residence on Stoney Creek Court told their parents that a van driver said he was giving away free books and told them to go inside the back of the van and grab them, according to Sgt. Jason Stein of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Santee station.

Deputies responded to the area but were not able to immediately locate the van driver, Stein said.

At 7:10 p.m. Saturday, the Santee station issued an update saying the driver was located.

“After an investigation, it was determined no crime had been committed and there was some misunderstanding involved,” the update said. “We thank the public for their help.”

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