CHARGED: Menasha woman accused of falsely claiming someone tried to abduct her

OSHKOSH (AP) — A woman who police say claimed that someone tried to kidnap her child from a Walmart parking lot in Appleton has been charged with obstruction.

Twenty-five-year-old Jessica Schmitzer, of Menasha, is facing the misdemeanor charge after police investigated her claim.

Prosecutors say Schmitzer's Facebook post said a woman tried to take her son from a shopping cart outside Walmart and that police were reviewing surveillance tape. WLUK-TV ( ) reports the woman later admitted to police that the story was not true.

Authorities say the mother's claims squandered police investigators time and resources and created fear and security concerns in the community. A court appearance is scheduled Nov. 25. Online court records do not list an attorney for Schmitzer.