- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HOMER, Alaska (AP) - A Homer man who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint at his employer’s store has been charged with misdemeanor theft and making a false report.

The Homer News (https://bit.ly/1pjLXhR) reports 19-year-old Tommy Lee Neal was arrested Thursday. He pleaded not guilty at arraignment.

Homer police say Neal on Sept. 4 reported being robbed by a man who bought a piece of licorice and then brandished a gun.

Neal told officers the man wore an Oakland Raiders hooded sweat shirt, took money from the till and drove off with a blonde in a white sedan.

Police say Neal’s story fell apart. Twelve minutes passed between the licorice sale and the 911 call and surveillance video showed no white car.

Police say Neal used part of the missing $716 to pay rent.


Information from: The Homer (Alaska) News, https://www.homernews.com

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