Calls for robbery at Westlake gas station turn out to be hoax
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police said reports of a robbery on Tuesday morning at a Westlake gas station turned out to be a false alarm.
Officers responded just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday to the BP gas station on Detroit Road near Columbia Road after receiving a 911 call regarding a possible robbery underway involving a man with a weapon.
Investigators arrived and determined that the 911 caller was actually the suspect and that he was suffering from a mental illness.
No robbery had occurred and the call was deemed a hoax, according to Westlake police.
The man was taken to St. John Medical Center for a mental evaluation.
The police report will be forwarded along to the city prosecutor for possible criminal charges, but at this time, the suspect has not been taken into custody.
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