Woman, 32, charged in Detroit child abduction hoax

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 32-year-old Detroit woman was arraigned Monday on charges of allegedly filing a false report of the abduction of her 4-year-old son during a car theft over the weekend, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Monday.

Domanique Rezende was arraigned in Detroit's 36th District Court  on a charge of a false report of a child abduction before Magistrate Dawn M. White.

Rezende went into the New Urban Beauty Supply Store located in the 15000 block of Joy Road at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when a man drove off in her 2014 Ford Fusion, police said.  The keys had been left in the ignition and the car running, police said.

Police said the victim told them that her 4-year-old son was inside when the vehicle was stolen. 

The car,with heavy damage to the driver's side, later was found in the 18000 block of Fitzpatrick.

The child was not inside. Police said he had been with his grandmother the entire time, on the 19000 block of Mendota.

Police still are looking for the man who stole the car.

A probable-cause conference is scheduled for April 23 before Judge Cylenthia Miller in 36th District Court. Bond was set at $7,500.