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Police: Johnson City man faked knifepoint robbery after trying to buy drugs

June 13th, 2013 1:01 pm by NET News Service

Police: Johnson City man faked knifepoint robbery after trying to buy drugs

William D. Abner

JOHNSON CITY — A Johnson City man claimed he was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday, but police said he faked the incident in an attempted drug transaction.

William D. Abner, 22, 1001 E. Main St., was charged with false reporting.

Police said Abner called 911 claiming he had been robbed at knifepoint. After several police officers searched the area, however, police concluded that Abner had given his money to unknown person while trying to buy illegal narcotics.

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