The father of a child reported taken along with a stolen car on Sunday has been ticketed by Dallas police for making a false report.
Fermin Fuentes, 4, was reported missing by his father, who is also named Fermin Fuentes, who said the child was in his car when it was taken from a parking lot at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police found the car about three hours later, but the missing boy was not inside. An Amber Alert was issued at about 10:41 a.m. A few hours later it was learned the boy was with his mother -- and had been with her the entire time.
Police later said the boy's father falsely told them she was in Mexico.
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Dallas police said Wednesday that after consulting with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office they decided to issue a Class C citation to the boy's father for filing a false report regarding a missing child.