Boynton Beach, Fla. -- Police in Florida said a 25-year-old man told them he falsified an armed robbery to avoid repaying a $400 loan from his mother.
Boynton Beach Police said Leon Murray told officers he was robbed of $400 cash, a bank card and a .45-caliber Taurus handgun Sept. 20, but he later admitted during questioning that he invented the story because of the debt, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Friday.
Investigators said the handgun Murray reported stolen had been pawned several months earlier.
Murray was charged with one count of making a false report to law enforcement and arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant, police said.
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