A woman will be charged with making a false police report for claiming her three young children were abducted when her car was stolen while she was filling it up with gas, police said.
The woman's claim - on a night when emergency personnel were gearing up for the impact of Hurricane Sandy - led state police to issue an Amber Alert and sent Prince George's police in search of a black Nissan Altima.
Police said in a press update that police believe the woman claimed her children were in the car to get faster police response.
The woman had claimed the mother was pumping gas at the Exxon station on Central Ave. in Seat Pleasant, Md. when a suspect jumped into her vehicle and drove away with the three children inside.
Later Sunday night, police said, they found the Nissan in Southeast D.C. The children were not inside, but were located safe later that night and the Amber Alert was cancelled.