PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — Getting to Hollywood takes talent.
For a local man attempting to get a free ride back to Hollywood, Fla., his acting chops won him a free ride to prison after he lied about a carjacking to get a complimentary police escort home.
An incident report provided to CBS Tampa by the Port St. Lucie Police Department said that, on Feb. 9, Hector Felix, Jr. reported a carjacking by phone.
In the process of responding to the scene, Florida Highway Patrol troopers and the United States Marshall’s Office were informed of the alleged incident.
“Due to Hector indicating to the Marshall’s [Office] that he was not telling the truth, I placed him into custody for further investigation,” the report states. “[After being read his Miranda rights], Hector advised that he was not carjacked and that he just needed a ride to Hollywood, Fla.”
Felix allegedly concocted the story in the hopes that Hollywood authorities would hear news of the nonexistent crimes against him and escort him back to his residence for free.
Upon admitting to lying, Felix was placed under arrest and charged with false reports of commission of crimes.
He was later transported to the St. Lucie County Jail without incident.