Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
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Spring Hill man falsely reported armed robbery, deputies say


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SPRING HILL – A Spring Hill man was arrested Tuesday after telling a sheriff’s deputy he had been robbed at gunpoint in his Rhanbuoy Road driveway, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Orlando Giron-Perez, 52, told law enforcement he had been robbed by two people who followed him home from Wal-Mart. Giron-Perez said he thought the “robbers” were lost senior citizens, and that when he went over to help he noticed one was wearing an “old man” mask while the other pointed a gun at him.

Giron-Perez said he was wearing $100,000 worth of jewelry, and had $300 cash on hand, and said the suspects must have seen him in the store at 13300 Cortez Blvd. and followed him home.

Deputies reviewed surveillance video from Giron-Perez’s neighbor, which did not show the man being followed. Wal-Mart surveillance also showed he was not wearing jewelry at the store, as he had claimed, deputies said.

Giron-Perez was arrested on charges of falsely reporting a crime, and released on $500 bail Tuesday evening.

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