A man who initially appeared to have been a victim of a beating and robbery Tuesday has been arrested after Upper Moreland Police said the man fabricated the entire story.
The man, who police have not named, had claimed that two Hispanic males between the ages of 18 and 20 had beat him and robbed him at the Sunoco mini-mart, located at Warminster and County Line roads in Upper Moreland, on the Hatboro border.
Following the report, police issued an alert on Nixle asking for help in locating the alleged suspects. K9 units and patrol officers from multiple jurisdictions assisted in the search for the suspects. As a result of the information provided by the man, two subjects were briefly detained and investigated.
Police sent a followup alert out around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to notify people of the hoax. The man has been arrested for making a false report to the police and ethnic intimidation for blaming two Hispanic males for a fabricated crime.