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Cushing Police Arrest Man For Making False Robbery Report

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Michael C. Barlow mug shot. Michael C. Barlow mug shot.
CUSHING, Oklahoma -

A man from Lake Charles, Louisiana, was arrested in Cushing for making a false report to police about an armed robbery early Sunday morning.

According to Cushing police, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday, at the Wilshire Motel, located at 1720 E. Main Street.

The man who made up the report, 25-year-old Michael C. Barlow, told police he was getting ready for work with his room door open, when a man came to the room and demanded his wallet at gunpoint. Barlow said the man then ran away.

Officers searched the area for the "suspect," who was described as a white man with scruffy facial hair wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, and armed with a revolver. However, they did not find that man.

Police say due to the nature of the report and inconsistencies in Barlow's initial statement, a detective was called in to re-interview Barlow. Barlow later admitted to the detective that he made the entire report up.

Barlow admitted to police that he lost his wallet, which contained a work datacard belonging to his employer and was worried he would be fired.

Barlow was then arrested on a complaint of filing a false police report. He will be held in the Cushing jail while awaiting transport to the Payne County jail.

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