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Shreveport man arrested after reporting fake carjacking

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 12:39pm

Police detectives have cited a local man after he allegedly filed a false police report.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a reported car jacking near the intersection of East King’s Highway and Chalmette Drive. Upon arrival there officers contacted the victim, identified as 32 year old Jason Robertson, who told them he had been robbed of his vehicle. Robertson advised patrolmen he was driving home when he observed a male subject walking on East King’s Highway. Robertson told officers he stopped to see if the man needed help when the suspect suddenly struck him in the face and took his vehicle. A short time later officers found the alleged victim’s car on Jewella Avenue occupied by two male subjects.

Detectives began their investigation and, based on information gathered during the course of their inquiry, learned the victim had not been truthful with the responding officers and that, in fact, no robbery had occurred. The subjects in the victim’s car reported he had loaned the vehicle to them and ultimately Robertson admitted he had fabricated the story about the robbery. Investigators subsequently issued Jason Robertson, of the 8500 block of Jackson Square Boulevard in Shreveport, a misdemeanor summons charging him with one count of criminal mischief. Criminal mischief is defined in part by Louisiana law as the “giving of any false report or complaint to a sheriff, or his deputies, or to any officer of the law relative to the commission of, or an attempt to commit, a crime.”
 

From Shreveport Police Department

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