Police: Ohio woman falsely reported baby taken in stolen car

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a southwest Ohio woman has been jailed after falsely reporting that her infant daughter was abducted when someone stole her car.

The Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/21amoDD ) that Cincinnati police are uncertain why the 28-year-old woman lied Thursday about her 18-day-old daughter being abducted when her car was stolen, a report that triggered a frantic, three-hour search. A Cincinnati police lieutenant told reporters Thursday afternoon that the woman left home in a taxi during the morning search, picked up the baby at a friend’s house and returned home.

Police found the child with her mother around 9:30 a.m. Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the woman’s stolen car.

Hamilton County has custody of the infant and the woman’s other two children, ages 5 and 7.