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Ohio man creates false robbery story to avoid telling wife he lost his ring

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 18:11:28-04

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An Ohio man is in trouble with the law after lying to police to avoid getting into trouble with his wife.

Genoa Township police officers were called to a car wash for report of a robbery in progress.

When officers arrived on the scene, a man told them that two men approached him and robbed him of a ring at knife point, police said.

Police said the man provided police with a description, telling officers the robbers were “two Hispanic males in a black pickup truck.”

Officers paroled the area looking for the robbers or the vehicle while also reviewing footage captured by video cameras at the car wash, according to police.

After reviewing the video, police said they saw the man sitting in his car, but he was never approached by anyone.

Officers found out after further investigation that the man had lost his ring and was afraid to tell his wife so he made the whole story up.

The man also later found the ring.

Police said that because the man’s fabricated story tied up officers and resources for several hours, inconvenienced business at the car wash and could have led to people being stopped because they matched his false descriptions, charges will be filed against him.