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Latino Daily News

Thursday February 16, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Claimed he Was Carjacked to Get a Free Ride From Cops

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Claimed he Was Carjacked to Get a Free Ride From Cops

Photo: Hector Felix Jr. falsely claimed he was carjacked so he could get free ride from police

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Hollywood, here I come! Okay, maybe not.

Hector Felix Jr. was just looking for a free ride to Hollywood – Hollywood, Florida that is – when he called police while in Port St. Lucie claiming he had been carjacked.

However, when police arrived, the 34-year-old admitted to police that his car had not actually been stolen, and that he was just looking for a ride back to Hollywood, Fla., where he lived.

The arrest affidavit from the incident revealed Felix’s ill-fated ‘master plan’.

Officer K. de la Fuente wrote:

… Upon arrival, I made contact with FHP Troopers and U.S. Marshalls who advised that a subject (Hector Felix Jr.) was reporting a Carjacking. Due to Hector indicating to the Marshalls that he was not telling the truth, I placed him into custody for further investigation … Hector advised that he was not carjacked and that he just needed a ride to Hollywood, FL. He said that he created the story in hopes that when Law Enforcement here investigated that we would call Law Enforcement in Hollywood (where he is from) and that Law Enforcement in Hollywood would come and escort him home. Due to the above circumstances, Hector was arrested and charged with False Report of Commission of Crimes.

In the end, Felix did get a free ride. Unfortunately, it was to the St. Lucie County Jail, 100 miles from his Hollywood home.