Police: Man Makes False Report Of Being Held At Gunpoint In Mall
OGDEN, Utah – Authorities charged a man with making a false report after they say he called 911 claiming he and others were being held at gunpoint inside a mall.
Steven Ray Bryner, 32, of Roy, called 911 Friday screaming about being held at gunpoint, according to charging documents.
Officers were then dispatched to the mall to search.
A security guard noticed Bryner sitting at a bar talking to himself, according to the arrest report, and the guard attempted to to escort him into the mall.
The security guard said in a statement that Bryner was agitated, ranting and insisted he didn’t call police. In the statement, the security guard said Bryner’s eyes were “extremely dilated” and wide.
When an officer attempted to search Bryner for weapons, Bryner grabbed for the officer’s knife, according to arresting documents.
Bryner was arrested and charged with emergency reporting abuse, a second-degree felony.
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