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Florida man lies to 911 about armed robbery so he could get out of work

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A Polk County man told of a dramatic scenario in which he was robbed at gunpoint, and had his money, necklace and cellphone stolen before the reported gunmen jumped into a black Ford Crown Victoria and sped off.

The only problem? It never happened, Polk County deputies determined.

Brian Anderson’s motive?

He “confessed that he made up the story because … you’d better sitting down for this … because he didn’t want to show up for his 11:00 a.m. shift at the restaurant where he works,” according to a post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Anderson, 32, of Dundee, was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 and giving false information to law enforcement. He was released from the Polk County Jail on Saturday after posting $1,000 bail, jail records show.

“On the bright side,” according to the Facebook post, “Brian didn’t have to go to his 11:00 a.m. shift at the restaurant,” which turned out to be Hardee’s.

Contact Carl Lisciandrello. Follow @carlmarks Times

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