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Police: Wayne County man made fake robbery report; instead had crashed car

A Wayne County man was arrested after police say he falsely claimed he had had his car and wallet stolen, when in fact he had simply crashed his car.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Michael N. Mack of Huron called the 911 line around 9:41 a.m. on Friday and said he had been robbed at gunpoint in Sodus. According to Mack’s report, two men had approached him and pointed a gun at him, and then stole both his wallet and his vehicle.

After speaking with Mack, however, police said they were able to determine his story was false. Mack admitted that he had made the story up, and had crashed his vehicle sometime during the night. Police later located the vehicle, which had crashed into a tree.

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