PLYMOUTH -- A Plymouth man is behind bars after he falsely reported that he was kidnapped and battered, to allegedly receive sympathy from his girlfriend.
According to a press release from the Plymouth Police Department, police responded to a call just before 4 a.m. Friday morning that a injured person was at a residence in the 300 block of Lewis Street in Plymouth. When officers arrived, the victim, identified as James Garbison Jr., said that he had been kidnapped and beaten.
During the interview, Garbison initially stated that he had been kidnapped by several subjects and transported to a unknown location and beaten. He said that he was then dropped off near his home.
Garbison was transported to a Plymouth hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Police say Garbison also reported to police on the evening of August 12 that he had been battered by three subjects. After further questioning Garbison admitted that his injuries were self-inflicted and that both reports were false. He said that he made up both stories to get sympathy from his girlfriend.