PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.-- A Charlotte County mother says she was the victim of a big mistake.
Last Friday, Brandy Lowe says she was at the Punta Gorda Police station with her 11-year old son for another matter and the next thing she knew, she was in handcuffs.
"They said this is a warrant out for you--and the first thing I said was, this isn't my date of birth, this isn't my height," said Lowe.
Lowe claims the information on the warrant didn't match up--a different height, weight, even birth date for the person cops were after.
Lowe says officers didn't listen and threw her in jail.
"I had to urinate in front of everyone and they did not have no toilet paper," said Lowe.
But four hours later her brother found another Brandy Lowe, in Leesburg, who had been arrested before and could be the lady who has the warrant out for her arrest.
Her information matched what police typed down on the booking sheet.
It appears officers had the wrong woman locked up for nearly 12 hours.
Punta Gorda Police tell WINKNews the warrant they received had all of Brandy Lowe's matching information, including her social security number and even her Charlotte County address.
Lowe was released her after her finger prints did not match up.
Punta Gorda police believe Lowe may have been the victim of identity theft.
Lowe plans to now take legal action.