A 56-year-old man is expected to be charged after falsely claiming to police he was shot at from close range in an attempted carjacking in Melbourne’s east.
A 56-year-old man is expected to be charged with falsely claiming to police he was shot at from close range in an attempted carjacking in Melbourne's east.
The grandfather allegedly claimed he was on his way to a gardening job in the suburb of Bulleen about 10.50am today when he was approached by a stranger at the intersection in Vermont South.
He said the stranger told him to surrender his car, before he got out of his car to confront the man. The man allegedly claimed the stranger shot him in the leg as he returned to his car.
Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad investigated the incident.
"Police have ascertained that the incident has not occurred as reported," police said in a statement.
"Investigators have spoken extensively to the man involved who is expected to be charged with making a false report."
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/police-man-expected-to-be-charged-over-false-carjacking-claims/e3337ae5-6ce7-49b6-adb9-fe267c213f30