Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Man arrested after calling 911 about a non-robbery

A man is accused of using a phone inside a Chevron gas station in Yavapai County, Arizona to report a robbery that never took place.

John Hanna allegedly tried to convince a Chevron employee to call in the robbery, and when the employee refused, Hanna called 911 and left, said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies who responded to the call got a description of the caller and found Hanna about 20 minutes later under a highway overpass.

Hanna, who was not armed and did not take anything from the store, allegedly told deputies that he was poor and had thought about committing a robbery.

It is unclear why he decided to call in a fake robbery. He was arrested on suspicion of false reporting of an emergency and booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center. (info from