Wanted man arrested for false report to 911

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Posted 7/19/19

A man who called 911 to falsely report a Cleveland Taco Bell was being robbed is actually a wanted man in South Carolina.The incident took place at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday.According to media reports, the …

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Wanted man arrested for false report to 911

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A man who called 911 to falsely report a Cleveland Taco Bell was being robbed is actually a wanted man in South Carolina.

The incident took place at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday.

According to media reports, the man, Terry Lee Brown, is the person who called 911, claiming a Taco Bell on Keith Street was being robbed.

During the phone call, the man reported a gun was being held to his head.

When police officers arrived at the fast-food restaurant, they discovered the call was fake after speaking with restaurant employees.

However, not far from the restaurant, a man with a police record in South Carolina was a passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped for reckless driving on 25th St. N.W., by a Cleveland Police Department officer. 

911 dispatchers confirmed the call came from a South Carolina area code. However, Brown denied making the call, which took place minutes after the vehicle had been stopped by police.

Police then had dispatch dial the number. The man’s phone rang.

According to CPD Public Information Officer Evie West, the man assumed officers would leave the traffic stop to rush to the Taco Bell so he could flee the scene.

He was wrong.

Brown now faces charges of false reporting, in addition to the felony charges in South Carolina.


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