Child may have been inside Mustang stolen in Queens: NYPD

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UPDATE: A report of a child in the backseat of a stolen Mustang turned out to be false, and the man who initially called police about the incident was taken into custody for false reporting, police said.

Original story:

HOLLIS, Queens — A child may have been in the backseat of a Mustang stolen in Queens on Sunday night, police said.

The red Ford Mustang was taken by an unidentified man on 202nd Street near 104th Avenue around 7 p.m., when calls came in to the NYPD about a stolen vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was recovered around 10:15 p.m. near 197 Street and a man was taken into NYPD custody.

Police have not yet shared any additional information about the child possibly in the stolen vehicle, but officials said no child was recovered when they found the Mustang and took the man into custody.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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