Cops: Woman Said Son Was in Stolen Car So Police Would Respond Faster
CHICAGO — A woman told officers her 1-year-old son was inside her stolen car because she wanted a faster police response, officials said.
Jeanette Holt, 25, of Harvey, Ill., was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct for making a false police report, according to police.
Holt called 911 about 9:38 a.m. Wednesday after her 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was stolen with the keys in the ignition from in front of a daycare center in the 400 block of East 79th Street, according to a release and Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.
Holt said her son was inside the car when it was stolen.
"Officers quickly responded and desperately searched the immediate area as well as adjacent districts," according to a statement from police.
But officers eventually found Holt's son safe inside the daycare.
Holt told officers she wanted a faster police response, according to a news release.
Holt will appear in bond court Thursday.