ST. PETERSBURG — Police on Friday arrested a 31-year-old man they say filed a false police report a week ago about an armed carjacking that never happened.
Raun Jared Young, of 1000 Jackson St. N, first called police at about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27, officials said.
He said he'd given a man named Dennis K. Jordan a ride to the area of 22nd Avenue S and 16th Street. Young said that Jordan and five other men, one of whom implied he had a gun, robbed him of his car and drove away.
Young said he then ran all way home, told his wife what happened and called police.
Police, acting on Young's story, arrested Jordan on Wednesday on a carjacking charge.
But on Friday, while speaking with a detective, Young admitted he had lied, police said. He told authorities he knew Jordan, and had let him use his vehicle.
Young was taken to the Pinellas County Jail. Meanwhile, a judge signed an order for Jordan to be released.