The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 23-year-old for falsely reporting an incident.
Abimeael Ballesteros-Cissneros, 23, of Penn Yan was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident.
Police say they received a third party report from a person who was video chatting with Ballesteros-Cissneros.
Police say Ballesteros-Cissneros had told the other person on the phone that he had stabbed himself and pretended to lose consciousness.
Emergency services responded, and found Ballesteros-Cissneros covered in what looked like blood. Officers say the incident was staged because the suspect was upset with the person he was video chatting with.
Police say Ballesteros-Cissneros was issued an appearance ticket.
To have the latest delivered to your smartphone or tablet – download the FingerLakes1.com App for Android and iOS. Follow the links below to download the app now! – Android (All Android Devices) – iOS (iPhone, iPad)