Faked robbery to get out of work, reported he’d just been robbed


Faked robbery to get out of work, reported he’d just been robbed.

Authorities say a Florida man didn’t want to show up for his shift at a Hardee’s restaurant, so he called 911 and reported he’d just been robbed.

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WFTS-TV reports that 32-year-old Brian Anderson of Dundee told dispatchers Tuesday that two gun-carrying men took his necklace, money and his phone before jumping into a car and driving away.

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Polk County sheriff’s deputies went to the scene and quickly realized that a robbery never happened.

In a Facebook post, the agency said Anderson confessed, adding that “on the bright side, Brian didn’t have to go to his 11 a.m. shift at the restaurant.”

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Anderson is charged with misusing the 911 system and knowingly giving false information to law enforcement.


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