Police looking for woman after Pennsylvania Amber Alert

Police are looking for a woman they say stole a car in York County with a 2-year-old in the back seat, prompting an Amber Alert on Sunday.The child was found safe in the stolen car in Philadelphia on Sunday night about two hours after the Amber Alert was issued. Police said the incident started when Maria McKenzie got into the car, which had been parked at the Royal Farms in Springettsbury Township on Sunday afternoon.The girl’s family told WGAL News 8 that she left the 2-year-old in the car as she went into the convenience store because she didn’t want to wake her. Police do not know of any connection between McKenzie and the girl’s family and it’s not clear if McKenzie knew there was a child in the car when she first drove it away.Police also said McKenzie’s father is helping investigators and told them that she is probably in Philadelphia.When the girl was missing, people were calling police with tips. WGAL learned overnight that a man in Shippensburg called police claiming to have seen the car in the Amber Alert. Police responded to that tip only to find it was a false report. That man, identified as Jacob Kiser, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of calling in a fake tip.|| Download the WGAL app | Sign up for breaking news emails ||

Police are looking for a woman they say stole a car in York County with a 2-year-old in the back seat, prompting an Amber Alert on Sunday.

The child was found safe in the stolen car in Philadelphia on Sunday night about two hours after the Amber Alert was issued.

Police said the incident started when Maria McKenzie got into the car, which had been parked at the Royal Farms in Springettsbury Township on Sunday afternoon.

The girl’s family told WGAL News 8 that she left the 2-year-old in the car as she went into the convenience store because she didn’t want to wake her.

Police don’t know of any connection between McKenzie and the girl’s family and it’s not clear if McKenzie knew there was a child in the car when she first drove it away.

Police also said McKenzie’s father is helping investigators and told them that she is probably in Philadelphia.

When the girl was missing, people were calling police with tips. WGAL learned overnight that a man in Shippensburg called police claiming to have seen the car in the Amber Alert. Police responded to that tip only to find it was a false report. That man, identified as Jacob Kiser, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of calling in a fake tip.

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