A Maryland woman who claimed she was robbed in the downtown hotel room of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman last month has been charged with filing a false police report, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Claudia Manrique, 26, at first told Pittsburgh police she was alone in Chapman’s room the night of May 29 when she was attacked by a man posing as a maintenance worker. She said the stranger tied her up when she refused to relinquish a bag containing $200,000 worth of Chapman’s jewelry.
But under 12 hours of questioning, Manrique later told detectives she first encountered the assailant earlier at a CVS store, where he stole her wallet and threatened to hurt her female friend if she did not tell him her room number.
She faces a count of false reports to law enforcement.