Drunken mother arrested after concocting tale that daughter was kidnapped

A Palm Beach County woman was arrested Sunday after she admitted to police she made up a kidnapping story to cover up the fact that she had been drinking and was too drunk remember where her daughter was, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has reported.An Amber Alert for Natly Irias, 6, was issued Saturday after her mother, Maria Irias, said a man offered to give the pair a ride home from a store and drove off with the child in the car when they reached the house, deputies said. Irias later admitted to deputies that her daughter had not been kidnapped at a store, but that she’d been drinking and couldn’t remember her whereabouts. Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Natly had been found.Irias was arrested on charges of child neglect and filing a false report of a non-existent crime.

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