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Florida man fakes robbery to get out of work, deputies say

Brian Anderson, 32, of Dundee, arrested in Polk County

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DUNDEE, Fla. – A Florida man didn't want to show up for his shift at a Hardee's restaurant, so he called 911 and reported he'd just been robbed, officials said

WFTS-TV reports that Brian Anderson, 32, of Dundee, told dispatchers Tuesday that two gun-carrying men took his necklace, money and his phone before jumping into a car and driving away.

Polk County sheriff's deputies went to the scene and quickly realized that a robbery never happened.

In a Facebook post , the agency said Anderson confessed, adding that "on the bright side, Brian didn't have to go to his 11 a.m. shift at the restaurant."

Anderson faces charges of misusing the 911 system and knowingly giving false information to law enforcement officers.

Brian of Dundee called 911 to report an armed robbery. Two unknown suspects took his money, his necklace, and his...

Posted by Polk County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, March 26, 2019