PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Maryland woman has been charged with filing a false police report about a robbery at the downtown Pittsburgh hotel room of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman last month.
Claudia Manrique of Silver Spring, Md., was charged Wednesday by Pittsburgh police with a misdemeanor and must return to Pittsburgh City Court for a preliminary hearing Aug. 28. Manrique was not arrested; a court summons was being mailed to her.
Chapman told police he arranged for Manrique, an exotic dancer he had met earlier this year, to fly to Pittsburgh in May. The Reds were in town for a series with the Pirates at the time.
Police investigators contend Manrique lied when she claimed she was tied up in Chapman's hotel room by an unknown assailant who made off with about 6,000 in jewelry and other items the night of May 29.
Manrique first told police the man showed up at the room pretending to be a maintenance man who was there to fix the toilet, but she later changed her story, saying s...