THEODORE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Mobile Police have arrested the mother of a teenager who police have been searching for since the beginning of January. Mobile Police say the mother filed a missing persons report to help fake her son's kidnapping.
Mobile Police arrested the mother, Tiffany Perez, 38, Thursday. Police have charged her with filing a false police report. During the investigation, police found the report of the kidnapping was not true.
Mobile Police say they spent well over 90 hours of man hours in overtime looking for 19-year-old Marco Perez.
Police told News 5 they do not know why the mother filed the false report, but Perez has a federal charge against him and is expected in court. Perez was indicted back in November for possession of a stolen firearm in federal court, according to court documents. He was expected for a pretrial conference on February 12.
Perez was in and out of Mobile Metro Jail last year. News 5 covered the story when Perez was connected to 18 car break-ins in the city.
Mobile Police say Perez is now wanted on multiple charges. If you know where he is, call Mobile Police at 251-208-7211.
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