SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA — A bizarre case of mistaken identity when a Virginia woman's wig is thought to be a child left in her car.
Jasmine Turner says she went out to the store on her work break when she got a call from police about an unresponsive child in her car. "By the time I get from the Wal-Mart back to my job, the police aren't there, but the window's busted out of my car and there's glass everywhere," says Turner.
Except Turner doesn't have kids.
Turner says she left her wig on a pile of blankets in the backseat and that's what someone thought was a child.
But she says by the time she came back to her car, the police -- and her window -- were gone.
"I really can't take my car anywhere because around Suffolk -- anywhere as a matter of fact -- you never know when somebody's just going to look in and be like, 'Oh, she has her window down, so I'm free to do whatever.'"
The police department says they notified turner about the city's risk management division to get repairs for her car. "I just want my window fixed, and when I do get the window fixed, I need them to pay for me to either be in a rental or whatever the case is because I can't miss time off work," says Turner. "I have bills to pay."
Turner says she hopes they can pay to fix the window and for a rental while the window is fixed.
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