Cops: Woman lied about Reds reliever room robbery

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Associated Press

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 21 at 4:00 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Maryland woman has been charged 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 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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