Police: UMD Student Made Up Armed Robbery Story

The 23-year-old woman was charged with making a false statement to an officer.

Authorities say a University of Maryland student was lying when she told police she'd been the victim of an armed robbery Sunday on Lakeland Road.

According to UMD police, officers responded to the vicinity of the College Park Volunteer Fire Department around 11:45 a.m. on a report of a stabbing.

When they arrived, 23-year-old Kaila Brown-Davis reportedly told officers that she'd been traveling to the university's commencement ceremonies when a man brandishing a knife robbed her.

Brown-Davis said she had suffered a small cut to her right bicep during the scuffle, according to police. She also provided a description of the alleged assailant.

But during an interview with Prince George's County detectives, she confessed to fabricating the story, police said. She was later charged with making a false statement to an officer.


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