Police: Man made up story of carjacking and child abduction

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The man said he was delivering a pizza when his car was stolen with a child inside.

Philadelphia police say the man who claimed he was carjacked on Monday night made up the story.

The incident began around 10:15 p.m. Monday along the 4600 block of North Sydenham Street in Logan.

That's where a pizza delivery driver, identified as 22-year-old Marcus Fletcher, told police he was making a delivery when he was robbed and carjacked by two armed men.

Police did find the man's car at North 16th and Saint Pauls street in Tioga-Nicetown a short time later, but there was no child.

Officers searched the immediate area by ground with K9 and in the air with helicopters, when they believed the child was still missing.

Fletcher allegedly told police that he offered to watch the child for friends, and that he picked him up earlier in the night at Broad and Erie streets.

Investigators say the man's story kept changing and didn't quite add up.

They believe that the story was a hoax, and perhaps Fletcher was dealing with possible mental issues.

Police continue to sort out the details.

Fletcher has been charged with filing a false report.

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