PD: Man arrested for falsely claiming he was kidnapped

PD: Man arrested for falsely claiming he was kidnapped

Brentwood, NY- Police in Suffolk County say a Brentwood man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly filed a false police report claiming he was kidnapped. According to a press release from the Suffolk County Police Department, Luis R. Umanzor, 49, of Brentwood, said he was abducted by three unknown men, outside 1700 Veterans Memorial Highway in Islandia on June 16 at approximately 6am. Officials say Umanzor said the men put a bag over his head, forced him into a vehicle and “kept him at an unspecified location against his will for several hours before dropping him off at a local hospital”.

After filing a police report and after police conducted an investigation, police say Umanzor, admitted that he lied about the kidnapping to “gain favor with his estranged spouse”.

Umazor was arrested and charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident and Making an Apparently Sworn Statement 2nd degree.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452.

Photo: Suffolk County Police Patch

By Brett Levine