Postal Driver Accused of Reporting Fake Robbery

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

LaGrange Police have issued arrest warrants for a United States Postal Service delivery driver, who is accused of filing a fraudulent police report about a robbery that never occurred.

The investigation into the alleged incident began about two weeks ago, on August 28, when officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Woodchase Drive in reference to reports of an attempted armed robbery.

Police spoke to the supposed victim, Thomas Cook, who reported he was delivering mail at 103 Woodchase Drive when he was approached by a white male wearing a dark blue t-shirt, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes, who was standing at the end of the driveway.

According to Cook, the male pulled a pocket knife and demanded he exit the vehicle so he could remove items from within the vehicle. Cook stated he then drove away without complying, but was cut by the male on his left forearm in the process of fleeing the scene.

At the time, detectives were notified and an investigation was initiated into the incident. La-Grange Police canvassed the area and attempted to track the suspect using K9 assistance, but were unable to locate any information on the reported crime.

LaGrange Police Detectives later worked with the United States Postal Inspection Service to investigate the alleged robbery and Cook eventually admitted that fabricated the entire event and made a false report of a crime.

Warrants were later issued for the arrest of Cook for False Report of a Crime and False Statements and Writings.

If anyone has any additional information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-8832603. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the LaGrange Police Department’s Facebook page.

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