Police: 'Victim' Lied About Being Beaten, Robbed

A man who claimed that he had beaten and robbed at a Sunoco mini-mart at Warminster and County Line roads Tuesday afternoon, has been arrested for filing a false police report.

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. 

Eric S April 18, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Border Wars....your source of reference is Border Wars? Do you figure the methods used in CSI Miami are how they solve a crime in an hour too? And that a car can jump a river and keep going because they do it on Dukes of Hazzard? I understand your frustration but to blame an entire population, ethnic group or race for a majority of the crime is plain old hateful. Use your head and think for yourself. Blame those responsible, not everyone. You have concerns about the crime in your town. When was the last time you got a group of neighbors together and attended a council meeting to voice those concerns? Yeah, yeah, I know...it's easier to complain than actually do something.
Eric S April 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM
@ R. Klein......the rich people wrecked everything?? Dear Lord, I can't wait to hear this reasoning. Please explain.
Eric S April 19, 2012 at 07:26 PM
@ Peter.....now there's something we can agree upon!
Eric S April 19, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Pete, walking the dog isn't doing something. It does nothing to bring your concerns for your town to those who make the decisions for your town. While I fully understand the sentiment, announcing your plan to not call 911 can lead to a bigger problem down the road. Let's just say one day you come across a crime in progress and take action against it. You shoot, stab or beat someone. Later it's found you made a claim about not calling 911....and a DA looking to hang a citizen isn't beyond reality....and that fact is used to assert you didn't intend to use the law to solve your problem. A DA may attempt to make it look like you went looking for a fight and found one. You may well have had to take action before you were able to call 911 and had a lawful reason to take an action. You may well be found innocent of any crime or charge, but you'll still be paying a lawyer's bill and associated costs of defense because of a misspoken statement. I'm not trying to be a jerk about this but I have studied the laws surrounding this issue, I tend to be armed and felt a responsibility to understand the laws and consequences of an action. A simple statement like yours can, has and does cause problems.
Char May 22, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Seriously! Warminster needs the revenue from the Park. If you don't believe me check out any election time..the polititions are all over this place! I would rather live in the Park then anywhere. I grew up in Warrington and love the park.


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