A woman in Columbus, Ohio decided to try and get her stolen car back faster by telling cops that her young daughter was in the backseat.
22-year-old Jessica Pickett says she’d left her car running with her 4-year-old daughter in it as she went back in the house to get her other children, ages 5 and 2.
Her story fell apart when someone called a tip line that had been set up to find the young girl, and this person told investigators that her daughter wasn’t missing, but at her aunt’s house without a scratch on her. She’d been there since the night before.
When cops confronted her, she admitted she’d made the story up in hopes that her stolen car would become a higher priority.
She was charged with misdemeanor falsification and all three of her kids were taken into protective custody.
Her car was indeed eventually found, and 22-year-old Bradley Stroud was charged with grand theft auto.
Powered by WPeMatico