A Gloversville man lied about being robbed at knifepoint in order to get out of going to work, according to city police.
Police said they responded about 9 a.m. Thursday to a call from Eric Daum, 19, who reported being robbed in the area of 47 S. Main St. Police said he provided a detailed description of the alleged robber, and all available officers tried to locate the suspect.
After arriving at the scene and interviewing Daum, however, detectives determined he had fabricated the story to avoid going to his job as a maintenance worker, police said.
“We have minimum staffing to begin with, so to have everybody out on the street looking for an armed person who committed a robbery, all because he didn’t want to go to work,” said Detective Sgt. Mike Jory, “that’s exactly what falsely reporting was meant for.”
Daum was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor. He was also found with marijuana, police said, and was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
He was released on tickets to appear in Gloversville City Court.
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