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Shelton Cops: Woman Lies About Robbery to Get a Ride Home

Based on the woman's false report, police went searching for the reported robbers and alerted nearby police departments.

A Providence Avenue woman allegedly lied to Shelton Police about being robbed in December "to get a ride home."

Tiffany Lopez, 20, is charged with falsely reporting an incident in the second degree and misuse of emergency 911 system.

Lopez reported that on Dec. 19, 2013, about 3:15 p.m., she was walking through the parking lot of the post office, at 83 Bridge St., when a black male approached her and attempted to grab her purse. 

"Lopez told police that she observed what appeared to be a handle of a black pistol in the male’s jacket pocket," police said.

"Based on Lopez’s account, police sent out a description of the black male, the Hispanic male driver, and the getaway vehicle to area police departments. Shelton Police and detectives also began an extensive search for the suspects and the vehicle," police said.

"Lopez was later interviewed by detectives and admitted she reported a false robbery because she wanted a ride home," police added.

She was also charged with failure to appear in court in the 2nd Degree based on a separate incident and is being held on a $200 bond for that incident.

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