Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Park Forest Police charged a 45-year-old Minnesota man with one felony count of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. Police made the statement on the department’s Facebook page.
Charges were filed on April 18, 2017, according to police.
According to police, the man told officers that he had been robbed of his backpack, which contained a firearm and gaming equipment, as he walked in the Lincolnwood Subdivision of Park Forest. Subsequent investigation revealed that the man had made up the story to cover the theft of his firearm that had occurred while he was staying at a relative’s home over the weekend.
“Lying to law enforcement in the course of an official investigation is a criminal act,” police said, “and we are very good at spotting a tall tale. Friends, we’re too busy to be chasing robbers that don’t exist. Criminal charges will always be sought against those making false police reports or lying during an investigation.”