Cops: Md. Woman Lied About Reds Reliever Room Robbery

6:37 AM, Jun 21, 2012   |    comments
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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police have charged a Maryland woman with filing a false police report over a robbery report at the hotel room of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman.

Twenty-six-year-old Claudia Manrique, of Silver Spring, Md., was charged Wednesday 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 at the time.

But police say Manrique later changed her story, saying she first encounter 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 could not immediately be located.

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