The Ottawa police closed its search for a cargo bus with the words "Free Candy" on the side panel that caused a stir on social media when the van was spotted in Centretown, along with reports of a suspicious vehicle that tried to lure children.
Although the police release few details, researchers have spoken with all parties involved and found that the registered owner of the vehicle is not responsible for the graffiti on the van and does not pose a threat to the public.
Photos of the van were scattered on social media, with several people expressing concern on Facebook messages. A Reddit thread that was posted on Friday included a picture of the van that appeared to have been photographed at the intersection of Gladstone Avenue and Booth Street.
The police said they had investigated various incidents involving a suspect vehicle in luring children in the Centretown West neighborhood.
"At the moment there is no public safety and the investigations are closed," the police said in a press release.
The "Free Candy" memo has been online for years, with jokers who use Photoshop to put the expression on images of trucks & # 39; s. It is not known whether the case contained a similar joke in Ottawa.