A Texas man was charged with submitting a false police report after he led police on a six-hour-long seek for his nonexistent 3-year-old daughter.
John Jerald Ratcliff, 43, allegedly went door-to-door on the Falcon Ridge Residences in Fort Price, Texas, asking residents if that they had seen his daughter. Police acquired a report of a suspicious individual simply earlier than 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday as Ratcliff pretended to seek for the pretend toddler, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
John Jerald Ratcliff, 43, led police on a greater than 6-hour seek for a 3-year-old daughter that didn’t exist. Ratcliff was arrested by Fort Price Police and charged with submitting a false police report. Tarrant County Correction Middle
Ratcliff allegedly instructed police that he didn’t know the title of his daughter’s babysitter or a cellphone quantity to achieve the babysitter, WBAP Radio reported.
Police dispatched 28 models and a police helicopter to the scene and searched via the night time for the non-existent little lady. Fort Price police spokesman Buddy Calzada instructed the Star-Telegram that round 6 a.m. on Thursday, a neighbor instructed police that Ratcliff didn’t have kids.
Calzada instructed WBAP Radio, “After we confronted him about it he lastly admitted to it at round 6:30 within the morning, he was mendacity to us the entire time.”
“He ought to have come clear means earlier,” Calzada instructed the Star-Tribune. “We wasted a lot time on this, so many assets, once we had different high-priority calls we wanted to take care of.”
The police spokesman mentioned he didn’t know and didn’t wish to speculate about why Ratcliff made up the false lacking individual declare.
Ratcliff was arrested on Thursday and charged with a misdemeanor cost of submitting a false police report. Jail information revealed Ratcliff was being held at Tarrant County Correction Center on $500 bond.
The same incident occurred in San Diego, California, in October when a mom reported her 3-year-old son lacking. Dozens of legislation enforcement officers spent hours trying to find the little boy solely to study that he had been dropped off by his mom on the baby’s caretaker.
Maria De Jesus Rivas Flores, 35, was booked into Las Colinas Detention Middle on suspicion of submitting a false police report, in accordance with San Diego Police. Flores’s declare led dozens of cops, sheriff’s deputies and different legislation enforcement officers on a 5 hour seek for the boy. The little boy was discovered unhurt and in good well being, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.