MAYFIELD HEIGHTS -- Police have charged a woman with filing a false police report after she said she was robbed at knifepoint while in her motorized wheelchair under the I-271 bridge here.
Police said that. "upon further investigation, it has been determined that the reported robbery on Mayfield Road under the I-271 bridge did, in fact, NOT happen. Investigators have spoken with the female complainant and she has admitted to making the story up," Det. Lt. Steven Brown said.
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"The reporting female stated that her medication was lost and she needed a police report to replace the prescription. The female is being charged with filing a false police report. We are confident that the judicial system will assist in providing any mental health assistance that may be needed."
"We would like to assure the residents of Mayfield Heights that our officers do their very best to provide a safe environment for them and their families. We would also like to thank everyone that called in with their tips, as well as the media assistance."
Police say resident Judith Albert, 53, told police she was under the bridge when a man approached her from behind with a knife and asked for a cigarette.
"When I went into my purse to get the cigarette, when I came up, there was a knife right here and he said, now we're going to go through your purse, nice and easy," Albert told police.