Man Calls 911 With Fake Robbery Story to Get Ride Home: Sheriff

A man called 911 with a phony robbery story in order to get a ride home, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said they were called to Hawthorne Road near Manor Drive in Ripley, Md., for a reported armed robbery on Thursday. The man told officers that he had been walking on Route 225 when a car stopped and someone put a gun to his head and demanded money. The man claimed to have complied and the suspects fled.

Investigators noticed inconsistencies in his story as they searched the area and the man admitted the ruse. His ride home from work was a no-show, so he started walking the 15 miles, but after a while, he devised a new plan, according to the sheriff's office.

The man said his cell phone was out of minutes and 911 was the only number he could still call.

Charges are pending. The man's false report is punishable by a fine up to $500 and up to six months in jail.

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