UMD Student Charged With Fabricating Robbery | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

UMD Student Charged With Fabricating Robbery

Play associated audio
A UMD student has been charged with making up a story about a robbery at gunpoint.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullvalue/4188517246/
A UMD student has been charged with making up a story about a robbery at gunpoint.

A University of Maryland student has been charged with making up a story about being robbed at gunpoint because she owed money to a relative.

Prince George's County police say Teshauna Jones, 18, has been charged with making a false statement.

Police have investigated several recent robberies on and around the College Park campus. Jones told police that she was robbed around midnight Monday as she walked home from the College Park Metro station. Numerous officers and police dogs responded to the scene to search for a suspect.

Police say they reviewed surveillance footage and discovered that the events described by Jones did not occur. She was re-interviewed, and police say she admitted fabricating the robbery.

NPR

Ellar Coltrane Speaks Of Growing Up On Screen In 'Boyhood'

Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who's spent over a decade shooting the movie.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Can $100 Million Buy You — Besides An Election In Kentucky?

Campaign spending on the Kentucky Senate race could reach $100 million. So what can that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.
NPR

Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.