本周三（12月5日），@乐清公安 在官方微博上更新了最新状况， “失联”男孩黄某平安找回。经查明，男孩母亲陈某为测试其丈夫对其及其儿子是否关心，蓄意藏匿其儿子并虚假报警。男孩母亲因涉嫌编造故意传播虚假信息罪，已被乐清市公安局依法采取刑事强制措施。
A mother in East China's Zhejiang Province hid her 11-year-old son and reported him as missing to the police to test whether her husband still cares about her and their son, police said on Wednesday. The mother was detained for allegedly spreading false information.
The boy "missing for five days" was hidden by his mother surnamed Chen at about 6 pm last Friday. Chen met her son Huang Zhenghao after school and asked him to hide in a four-wheeled battery car. Chen gave Huang the key to the vehicle and some food, Leqing police in East China's Zhejiang Province reported on its Sina Weibo account.
Chen then reported her son as missing to the local police. Chen also issued an online notice about her "lost" son. While the public passed around the notice and the police investigated the case, Chen secretly transferred Huang to a nearby village until the boy was found Tuesday night.
The case captured the nation’s attention due to a 500,000 yuan reward offered by the family for any information on the child’s whereabouts.
The public became angry after learning that Chen had fabricated the whole story, accusing her of wasting the time and energy of the police and jeopardizing social credibility.