January 29, 2009
David Richardson And Justin Pope Called 911 With A Serious Emergency. They Had Just Been Scammed In A Marijuana Purchase
Fort Pierce, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Two Fort Pierce, Florida men called 911 Wednesday night with a serious emergency. They had just spent $450 on fake marijuana and demanded help at once!
David Richardson, 23, and Justin Pope, 22, were arrested Wednesday on a charge of making a false police report after being scammed out of $450 and then allegedly lying about to authorities about how they lost it.
The two men originally told St. Lucie County Deputies they had lost the money when two men stepped in front of their car and demanded money at gunpoint. Richardson's girlfriend, who was also in the vehicle, described an assailant with "twists" in his hair getting away with $450.
Authorities rounded up 11 possible robbery suspects, including the alleged gunmen. But when authorities questioned the gunman, the real story came out.
The gunman told police that his cousin had contacted him about two men who wanted to purchase marijuana. After getting repeated calls to agree to the sale, he finally packaged up a bundle of herbs and sold it to the suspects for $450.
When Richardson and Pope realized that they had just paid for a bundle of worthless herbs, they conjured up a story about being robbed and called 911, according to deputies.
Both men were booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on a charge of filing a false report to law enforcement. Pope faces one additional charge of making a false 911 call, since he was the one that allegedly made the call.
The Weekly Vice
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