Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Deputies: Pizza Delivery Man Faked Robbery

A North Naples man has been arrested after Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies say he reported a robbery that never happened.

Kyle William Lahanse, 24, 3300 Bermuda Isle Circle, was charged with making a false statement to a law enforcement officer.

Reports say Lahanse called CCSO on July 11 and reported that he had just been robbed at knifepoint while delivering a pizza to the Summit Place Apartments in North Naples. Lahanse told deputies that a man approached him from behind and threatened to stab him if he turned around. He said the man took his cell phone, driver’s license and an undisclosed amount of cash. The man then punched him in the face multiple times before running away, Lahanse told deputies.

Numerous deputies and K-9 units, as well as a CCSO aviation unit responded to the scene to search for the robber

Deputies charged Lahanse on Tuesday after the investigation revealed that the robbery did not take place.