Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More false reports

As previously noted, we’ve got enough to do without people making stuff up and lying through their teeth. Two robberies in the past few days have proven to be fabrications. In the first, the victim claimed that she stepped outside around 9:15 PM for a smoke, when a suspect abducted her at knife point, forced her to drive to an ATM, and withdraw money that he took from her. That was easy. Didn’t happen. The plot and the suspect description was suspiciously similar to a segment that ran on an episode of a television show immediately prior to the victim reporting the non-crime.

In the second, two victim claimed that she was just walking down an alleyway at 2:10 AM on Sunday morning, when three total strangers accosted her at knife point, relieved her of $350 cash, then jumped into a car drove away. Turns out that only one of the victims was present as the event unfolded. She had arranged to meet a friend, who was going to take her money and buy some marijuana for her. He took the money, alright, but beat feet with the cash instead of completing the transaction. The “victim” is now a defendant.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me... Seriously why call the police when somone rips off your drugs... Do they expect a refund from the evidence locker?

Anonymous said...

Job security!!!

ARRRRG!!!! said...

You should never lie to the Police but sometimes a 'little white lie' keeps someone's feelings from getting hurt.

Anonymous said...

Slow blog day? People have been making this kind of stuff up for ever.

Steve said...

I suppose the idiots call police hoping to get their "dealer" into trouble because they are simply angry at being ripped off. Some may not think far enough ahead to realize they will get in trouble, too. Others may be so mad they don't care.

While both were false reports, at least the second one might result in apprehending a criminal or two. What will become of the first one? Was she trying to cover up some money she "lost" or spent that she shouldn't have? Otherwise, what was the motive for the false report, publicity?

Tom Casady said...

11:53-

You should try dreaming something good every morning. Send me the link to your blog. Sometimes I bore myself.


Steve-

I think the second case was one of the didn't-think-that-far-ahead vareity. The victim in the first case has some issues with, shall we say, distinguishing reality?

Anonymous said...

Chief-I think you should send over some police impersonators for further follow-up of the false reports.

I investigated a false report of a sexual assault of a UNL student. End result was she was looking for sympathy before reporting a lower than usual grade report to her parents. As it was, she had to explain both. People have some not too well thought out reasons when they do this, generally.

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Scott said...

If a person were to call and report being ripped off in the same fashion, adding that they gave the person money to purchase drugs. BOTH should be in trouble, right?

One for the theft, one for attempting to purchase?

Anonymous said...

"I think you should send over some police impersonators for further follow-up of the false reports."

You could get volunteers from the community playhouse for that one. Have them play a real neurotic, Woody Allen type that would just drive the false reporter insane with their lamentations, griping about how hard their own life is, oh, and let me tell you all about my mother-in-law...

Anonymous said...

Chief, re: A9-122138, something smells fishy, as your probably well aware that when you finish a transaction at an ATM, it either spits your card back at ya, or you begin with swipeing it. Either way you have to reenter or enter a password to get money, Just tossing it in their !