CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
During questioning by Second District Detectives Tabitha Bozman admitted to investigators that the incident at Steelyard Commons over the weekend did not actually happen.
Now, detectives will consult with the Prosecutor’s Office for possible charges against her.
Cleveland Police had started questioning whether a man and woman robbed and kidnapped a pregnant woman outside a local shopping center with masks in broad daylight.
Sunday, officers were called to Steelyard Drive near downtown Cleveland for a woman locked in the trunk of her car around 4PM.
This, after an anonymous pedestrian walked by the vehicle and heard screams for help.
Officers arrived on scene, walked over the vehicle and knocked on the hood. The woman inside the trunk knocked back.
Officers broke open the driver’s side window and opened up the car, hitting the trunk release. Inside the trunk, officers located the 23-year-old victim, who was still conscious and breathing. Cleveland Police called EMS and transported the 13-week pregnant victim to MetroHealth Medical Center.
The victim told police that she was inside Dot’s shopping, and 20 minutes later she went out to car and when she went to get in, she felt a hard object placed up against her back. The suspects, a man and woman wearing dark clothes and masks, went through her pockets and took $210 and her welfare card.
Next, the couple put the woman in the backseat and got into the vehicle and drove off. The suspects pulled over on an unknown highway and placed her into the trunk of her car. They drove around for several more minutes before coming to a stop. The suspects exited the vehicle and took off, leaving the woman in the trunk.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News