A man who falsely reported that a handgun open carrier had robbed a 7-Eleven in Virginia in under investigation for suspicion of filing a false police report, according to Fairfax County Police.
On October 15, Robert Dickens was “SWATted” as stopped at the convenience store to purchase a cup of coffee.
Bearing Arms previously detailed his encounter with the six Fairfax County police officers dispatched to handle the falsely reported “armed robbery.”
Here is the 911 call reporting the “robbery.”
The man being investigated for SWATting Mr. Dickens has yet not been named.
He may be charged for falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials, a class one misdemeanor that carries the possibility of a year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine, or both. It is unknown at this time if other charges may apply.
In Ohio, officials have still not charged Ronald Ritchie for filing a false police report, even after Walmart security video matched up to his 911 call shows that he grossly misrepresented the actions of John Crawford III, leading to the deaths of Crawford and Angela Williams.
Crawford was holding a BB gun sold by Walmart while talking on the phone with the mother of his children when he was shot. Ritchie told the 911 dispatcher that he thought Crawford was loading an assault rifle and pointing it at people.
Williams had a heart attack and died during the panic after the police shot Crawford, making her the second victim of that grossly exaggerated call.