FARMINGTON, Ill. – An AMBER Alert issued on Saturday out of Illinois, turned out to be fabricated.
Around 5 p.m., police received a call for a report of a stolen car with an infant in the backseat. Once Farmington police arrived on scene, a man named Mitchell Dutz told them his car was stolen by three people while he paid for gas. During the interview process, police determined Dutz fabricated the whole story.
According to police, Dutz was allegedly robbed during a drug deal and used the infant to pursue charges against the alleged people who robbed him. Police said an infant was not abducted and a car was not stolen.
The man originally named a suspect in the original AMBER Alert, was not involved in any way, police said.
An ‘extensive’ investigation was launched to make sure no infant was at risk.
According to police, Dutz is being charged with residential burglary, false police report, false representation of police statement, false 911 call and various other charges are pending.