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Charles man charged with filing fake carjacking report

The Charles County sheriff's office says a man faces charges over a phony carjacking report.

Officials said Tuesday that they have issued a criminal summons charging 49-year-old Garry Michael Roberts of White Plains with filing a false statement to a police officer.

Authorities say an officer noticed an abandoned car in Port Tobacco on May 7. A tow truck came to remove it, but then a man emerged from the nearby woods and claimed to be the driver.

Roberts said he had been carjacked from a gas station. Several more officers arrived at the scene and another went to the gas station.

After a two-hour investigation, officers found there had been no carjacking. Officials say Roberts later admitted that he lied because he ran out of gas while using a company car.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 18, 2010; 4:28 PM ET
Categories:  Charles  
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Brilliant, Roberts! Instead of having a problem with your boss, you now have a problem with your boss and the local police department. BRILLIANT!!!

Posted by: DecafDrinker | May 18, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

lol. What a loser! lol

Posted by: brandip_77 | May 18, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

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