Cops: Fairfield U. student fakes robbery tale to impress girl
A Fairfield University student, who confessed to police he was attempting to get his girlfriend's attention, instead got the kind of attention he didn't want: arrest.
Daniel Boyle, 23, of Manchester, N.H., was charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and interfering with police Sunday morning after he falsely claimed he was the victim of a robbery, according to the report.
It was around 11:45 a.m. Sunday when Boyle went to campus security to report he'd been robbed of $40 cash near Regis Hall. Six police officers and the K-9 unit were dispatched, and Boyle gave what they said was a detailed description of the robbery suspect. However, when officers brought Boyle to the location where he claimed the robbery occurred, police said his description became much more vague.
After more than an hour, police said Boyle admitted he'd made up the story of the robbery in order to gain attention from his girlfriend.
He was released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear Nov. 25 in Bridgeport Superior Court.