Cops: Md. Woman Lied About MLB Player Room Robbery

Manrique charged with misdemeanor count

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012  |  Updated 8:55 AM EDT
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Cops: Md. Woman Lied About MLB Player Room Robbery

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A Silver Spring, Md., woman has been charged with filing a false police report over a robbery report at the hotel room of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman.

Claudia Manrique, 26, was charged Wednesday by Pittsburgh police with a single misdemeanor count.

Investigators say Manrique claimed she was tied up in Chapman's hotel room by an unknown assailant who made off with about $6,000 in jewelry and other items on May 29. The Reds were in town for a series with the Pirates then.

But police say Manrique later changed her story, saying she first encountered the man in a store and he showed up at Chapman's room seeking a bag filled with more than $200,000 in jewelry.

A phone listing for Manrique couldn't immediately be located.

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