Man Who Claimed He Was Shot While Chasing After Purse Snatcher Made Story Up: Miami Police

A man who claimed he was shot when he tried to chase after a robbery suspect in Miami Monday morning made the story up, officials said.

By Bobby Brooks
|  Monday, May 5, 2014  |  Updated 10:05 AM EDT
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A man was shot when he tried to run after a robbery suspect in Miami Monday morning, officials said. The incident began when the man and a woman, who were riding a scooter stopped for gas at a Shell Station in the 2000 block of Northwest 17th Avenue.

A man was shot when he tried to run after a robbery suspect in Miami Monday morning, officials said. The incident began when the man and a woman, who were riding a scooter stopped for gas at a Shell Station in the 2000 block of Northwest 17th Avenue.

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A man who claimed he was shot when he tried to chase after a robbery suspect in Miami Monday morning made the story up, officials said.

The incident began when the man and a woman, who were riding a scooter said they stopped for gas at a Shell Station in the 2000 block of Northwest 17th Avenue, police said.


As they were pumping gas, they claimed suspect ran up and grabbed a purse from the woman's shoulder. The man said he chased after the suspect and that's when he was shot in the leg, police said.

The man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was expected to survive.

Police said they became suspicious of the man's story and found out he made it up. The man stopped cooperating with police.

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