PORT RICHEY — Randy Vanhorn called 911 at 5 a.m. Monday and said a homeless person stole $2,250 from his car. Vanhorn, 51, said he left the money in an envelope on the passenger's seat with the doors unlocked while he went inside a 7-Eleven store on Ridge Road to use the bathroom.
But when a Pasco deputy reviewed video surveillance of the parking lot, it showed no theft. "I informed Randy of this fact and Randy admitted, 'I lost the money at the dog track,' " a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. "Randy said he did not want to tell his fiancee because she would be upset with him."
Vanhorn, of Hudson, was arrested and charged with filing a false police report. He was released from the Pasco jail Monday on $150 bail.