- 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.

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


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