- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Police say a Western Michigan University student who reported being robbed on campus over the weekend made up the story.

The Kalamazoo school’s Public Safety Chief Scott Merlo tells the Kalamazoo Gazette (https://bit.ly/1VOJblJ ) the student’s injuries weren’t consistent with the version of events he gave police and during a follow-up interview Monday he admitted that the robbery didn’t happen.

The student originally told police he was walking alone late Saturday near the center of campus when he was robbed.

Merlo declined to say why the student made up the story, but noted he was intoxicated and may have fallen. He says the student could face university disciplinary sanctions.

Western Michigan officials issued an alert following the reported robbery as well as a robbery of a student that occurred early Sunday.


Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, https://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide