Amber Alert kidnapping turns out to be a hoax
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - The reported kidnapping last night in Wheaton that led police to issue an Amber Alert turned out to be a hoax.
Montgomery County Police say Sara Hernandez-Torres made up a story in which she claimed her supposed former boyfriend abducted her and her five-year-old son from a Wheaton Metro stop last night. Police say she wanted to hide her ongoing romance with the boyfriend from her family.
Hernandez-Torres called her family from a cell phone around 6 p.m. to tell them that Carlos Delcid had kidnapped the pair. The family called the police, who issued the Amber Alert.
A Rockville city worker saw Delcid’s truck parked at a home on Twinbrook Parkway this morning. Police found Hernandez-Torres and her son there, unharmed, and took Delcid into custody.
But after questioning, Hernandez-Torres admitted she made the story up. Charges will likely be filed against her for making a false report. Delcid does not face any charges.