Mother Of Child Reported Taken In Stolen Car Now In Custody

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Two people are behind bars after a car theft escalated to an AMBER Alert, which police say turned out to be a lie.

Memphis Police have charged Shaquille Wideman with theft.  

He's accused of stealing Elbenie Edwards car Thursday from a BP gas station in Hickory Hill, that she claimed her 1-year-old child was in.

Edwards is charged with filing a false report after lying about her child being in the car, which prompted the TBI to issue an AMBER Alert.

Officers found the car a few streets from the BP empty.

It turns out that Edwards' son was with a relative the whole time.


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