Man made up hit-run to get ride home
BERWICK, Pa. (AP) - March 12, 2013 (WPVI) -- Police in central Pennsylvania allege that a man fabricated a story about being the victim of a hit-and-run last month because he wanted a ride home.
A local newspaper says the 18-year-old Beach Haven resident was walking along Route 11 in Salem Township at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 8 when he called for help.
Police said he told officers and Berwick Ambulance personnel that he had been struck in the left leg by a pickup truck, but they could find no evidence of an injury.
Authorities allege that he eventually acknowledged having made up the story so he could get a ride.
They said the suspect will now be facing charges of causing a false alarm, filing a false report and disorderly conduct.
pennsylvania, dumb criminals, hit and run, bizarre bazaar
- 51 confirmed dead in Oklahoma tornado
- Soupy Situation
- WATCH: Action News Online
- WATCH ABC is available in Philadelphia!
- 25-year-old man shot dead in North Philadelphia 4 min ago
- Center City high rise evacuated due to fire
- 15 motorcyclists arrested following NJ chase ID'd
- New sighting reported of missing student's car
- Cherry Hill East student injured in crash
- Man convicted of murder in Pa. musician's slaying
- Police: Driver under influence crashes into fire dept.
- Surveillance video released in food vendor murder
- Appoquinimink teacher arrested for indecent exposure
- Bucks County bear now spotted in Bristol Twp.