A Brunswick woman may have thought she'd hit on a great excuse for why she was in a speeding car, but it didn't work out like she'd planned.
A report said a car occupied by two women was stopped shortly before midnight April 6 on Prospect Road.
The passenger told the officer she was in a hurry to get home to Brunswick because her 5-year-old had taken pills.
The officer let them go and dispatchers called the Brunswick Fire Department to send an ambulance to her house.
But paramedics couldn't locate the woman at the address she'd given, and neighbors said she didn't live there.
Concerned Brunswick authorities called Strongsville back, and police eventually tracked down the two women to other locations in Brunswick, where "their stories just didn't add up," Detective Lt. John Janowski said.
The passenger admitted the girl who took the pills wasn't actually her daughter, she was her niece -- but not her real niece, just a friend's daughter.
She also said they had left home to go to for castor oil to try to induce vomiting, according to Janowski.
Asked why they were on Prospect Road when there was a CVS near them, she said they went to first so she could get a Monster Energy Drink.
"If the situation was important enough to cause all this aggravation, it should have been more important than going to get a drink first," Janowski said.
She was charged with making a false police report. And the driver?
She got the speeding ticket after all.