FAIRFIELD — A 26-year-old allegedly told police he was looking for an excuse for being late to meet his girlfriend when he called 911 early Monday morning and said he’d been mugged.

When he called around 3:45 a.m. to report the alleged mugging at the train station, he said he would meet officers at Cumberland Farms on Kings Highway East. Police checked all three of the town’s train station but were unable to locate Christopher Lynch, 26, of Mill Hill Road.

Police said Lynch also called 911 to report a car accident on Interstate 95 near exit 23. No accident could be located.

Officers then went to Lynch’s house, where they found him safe and sound. According to the report, Lynch gave conflicting statements before admitting he hadn’t been mugged. Instead, he was late to meet his girlfriend because he was cheating on her and needed an excuse.

Fairfield police charged the 26-year-old with misuse of the 911 system.

According to Fairfield officers, Bridgeport police have had several similar complaints involving Lynch, although details were not available.

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