JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A woman’s confession that she was carjacked at gunpoint near Colorado Mills on Sunday turned out to be a complete hoax.
A Colorado State Patrol spokesman said that troopers tried to pull a car over at Bowles and Kipling at 11 a.m., when the male driver took off to the west and then fled on foot.
When questioned, the female passenger, 20-year-old Stephanie Borge, told the trooper she was carjacked at gunpoint.
Colorado State Patrol then sent out a reverse phone notification warning residents to be on the lookout for a suspect who was armed and dangerous. Troopers and deputies cleared nearby businesses as they searched for the suspect, according to a spokesman.
When the woman admitted she made the whole story up, a reverse notification was sent out again informing residents there was in fact no armed suspect in the area.
Investigators said they think the male driver may have fled because of an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Borge has been arrested and charged with false reporting, according to investigators.