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Woman told police child was in backseat of her stolen car so officers would respond quickly: cops

Posted: 1:26 PM, Jul 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-04 18:00:36-04

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A woman who had her car stolen in Brooklyn Thursday lied to police, saying there was a child in the backseat of the vehicle so they’d respond faster, according to authorities.

The woman called police at 12:14 p.m. Thursday and claimed a man got into the car that was still running at Farrafut Avenue and Albany Avenue in East Flatbush with a six-year-old girl in the back seat.

The vehicle was found nearby, and the woman who made the call was taken into custody.