Tulsa Police kept busy early Thursday morning on a bogus call

Thursday, July 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A frustrating night for Tulsa Police who spent hours on a bogus call. It's a story from early Thursday morning that we all end up paying for.

It all started around 12:30 Thursday morning when a man told Tulsa Police he'd been carjacked at gunpoint. Officers spotted the car and followed it to about Delaware and Admiral. That's when a man jumped out.

More than a dozen officers and the police helicopter scoured the area and later arrested him. Police detained two other people in the car. After further investigation, it turns out the alleged victim had loaned the car out for drugs. He got panicky so he called the car in stolen.

Tulsa Police Corporal Dan Miller, “this when it first started we believed was a legitimate crime, but unfortunately because one person decided not to tell the truth and come forward we've had to spend quite a bit of man hours taking care of this situation.”

One man was arrested on outstanding warrants along with a female juvenile. The man who originally made the false call was talked to by police, and then sent home.