FINDING A CAR BUT AT WHAT COST:Police said that after an amber alert was issued, a 911 caller reported that a girl, who was reportedly taken in a stolen car, was safe at home with her aunt, who was babysitting. Image: AP
Columbus - Police in Ohio say the mother of a 4-year-old girl who said her child was sleeping in her car when it was stolen made up the story so police would quickly find the car.
Police say the car was located on Monday morning and the child was found unharmed. But police had indicated she wasn't found with the vehicle.
Police said later Monday that the car was stolen, but the child was never in it.
The mother's call reporting her daughter was in the stolen car had resulted in an Amber Alert. Police said that after the alert was issued, a 911 caller reported the girl was safe at a Columbus home with her aunt, who was babysitting.
Authorities say the mother has been charged with making a false statement.