News

Actions

Police: 'Bored' gas station clerk reports robbery, gets arrested for false reporting

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-KMGH.png
Posted at 7:16 AM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 10:16:50-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A customer at a Diamond Shamrock in Colorado Springs called 911 Saturday night after a clerk passed a note that said there was a man with a gun outside.

The woman said the note warned her to "play it cool, and not react," police said.

The woman called 911 and gave police information about what was going on, including that the clerk was raising his hands in the air, police said.

"The 911 call prompted a Code 3 emergency response from several Stetson Hills officers who quickly responded," police said. "Upon police arrival, the clerk immediately stated that he was bored and passed the note to the customer as a prank."

Police said the store clerk was charged with false reporting and released.

---------

Sign up for Denver7 email alerts to stay informed about breaking news and daily headlines.

Or, keep up-to-date by following Denver7 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.