Sunday, April 29, 2012

Seattle Man Falsely Reports Car Stolen

A man ends up getting himself and his friend arrested after falsely reporting to police his car was stolen. Just after midnight on Sunday 911 dispatchers received a call from a “victim” claiming his 2009 Audi was taken and last seen heading north on Swift Avenue South.

When officers responded to the call they found the Audi, with two men inside, at Beacon Avenue South and South Graham Street. They pulled the Audi over and removed the driver and the passenger from the car. After asking several questions, it didn’t take long for the officers to realize that one of the men was actually the registered owner of the car and the same one who called 911, said Detective Jeff Kappel, spokesman for Seattle Police. According to Kappel, the “victim” reported his car stolen because he didn’t want his buddy, who he thought was drunk, to drive his car. After calling 911 to make the report, police say the “victim” got into the car anyways and his buddy started driving them home.

Both men ended up getting arrested. The driver was booked for suspicion of DUI and the “victim”, the owner of the car, was arrested for making a false claim to police. “In the life of a police officer, sometimes reality is stranger than fiction,” said Detective Kappel.

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