A suspect car thief is in New York City police custody after he allegedly stole a vehicle with a 7-year-old boy inside on Sunday, except there was never a boy inside the car.
The NYPD initially said there was a boy, who's unable to communicate verbally, in the back seat of a red Ford Mustang that was stolen out of a driveway near his home on 202nd Street in the Hollis section of Queens around 7 p.m. Sunday.
A few hours later, officers later located the vehicle on 197th Street and took the suspect into custody, but there was no sign of the boy.
A person who reported about the missing boy was later taken into police custody as well, for allegedly filing a false police report. There was no child in the car or was there ever a child involved in the incident, a police spokesperson said.
An investigation is ongoing and this is a developing story.