Police: Woman lied about baby in stolen vehicle for faster response
BY MICHAEL LANSU Staff Reporter February 6, 2013 6:46PM
Jeanette Holt | Photo courtesy of the Chicago Police Department
Updated: February 7, 2013 1:21AM
A south suburban woman whose vehicle was stolen outside a Chatham daycare center told police her baby was inside the car so police would respond faster, according to Chicago Police, who charged her with disorderly conduct.
Jeanette Holt, 25, of the 100 block of West 155th Street in Harvey, was charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct, according to a statement from police.
Holt called 911 at 9:38 a.m. and said her vehicle, with 1-year-old son inside, had been stolen in front of the daycare in the 400 block of East 79th Street, police said. She said she left the keys in the ignition.
Officers searched the area, but were unable to find the vehicle, police said.
But officers son learned that the child was safe inside the daycare, and while the vehicle was indeed stolen, Holt had lied about the child being inside to get police to respond faster.
She is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday.