Update: UT Police determine robbery report to be false | Crime
After an investigation, UT Police determined a reported attempted robbery early Saturday morning was a false report.
The UT student who reported the robbery later told police the incident did not happen. Officials then charged him with filing a false police report. That is a Class D Felony.
"We take false reports very seriously and we will prosecute when a false
report is filed because it unnecessarily activates emergency resources
and causes undue concern for our campus community," UT Police statement.
The UT Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery early Saturday morning.
According to a report, it happened around 2:30 a.m. outside Massey Hall on Volunteer Blvd.
Police say the victim was a UT student, who was leaving the building.
The suspect surprised the student, and attempted to take their
belongings in a struggle, but was unsuccessful.
The suspect then ran away going east on Volunteer Blvd. Anyone with
information is asked to call the UT Police Department at (865) 974-3111.