Chicago, Illinois – They formally accuse a motorist who unleashed a large police operation after denouncing that her car had been stolen with her baby inside.
Sade Owens, 30, was charged with disorderly conduct after his seven-month-old son was recovered from his nanny’s home, where he had not been picked up.
This morning the police confirmed that the baby was never inside the stolen car, while details of why the defendant made a false report are unknown.
Police initially reported that they found the driver’s SUV, but without any trace of the seven-month-old.
The authorities released the photograph of the minor and deployed a major operation that, finally, resulted in the discovery of the baby, safe and sound.
According to authorities, the incident began yesterday in the 2700 block of West 71st Street at approximately 12:46 pm A 30-year-old victim got out of her vehicle and entered a convenience store. The woman returned to the parking lot to discover that her vehicle was taken by an unknown person who fled north on California Avenue.
It turned out that the vehicle had been left running and a 7-month-old baby was also in the unit when the theft occurred.
Authorities immediately began searching for the stolen vehicle, a gray SUV, which was recovered in the 1400 block of South Keeler Avenue at approximately 2:40 pm. The extensive operation finally allowed the baby to be safely located yesterday.
This morning the authorities revealed that the boy was never in danger, always under the care of his nanny.
Owens remains in custody until a judge determines whether to grant him bail.