ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Police say a woman facing a possible traffic ticket made up a crime to take an officer’s attention off of her. But her fake emergency backfired and officers caught her red-handed.
Roswell police say Savana Jimenez, 22, called 911 Sunday morning hoping the officer who pulled her and her friends over would get dispatched to the fake crime she was calling in.
The call went like this:
Dispatcher: “Where’s your emergency?”
Suspect: “Yes ma’am, I just saw a guy walk out with a gun at Allsups.”
Dispatcher: “Ok. He went into the store and he was carrying a gun?”
Suspect: “Yeah, he looked like he had one on the side and he was about to go in.”
Dispatcher: “Ok. So you never actually saw the gun you just think he had one?”
Roswell police say while their officer was checking out the driver’s information, Jimenez was in the passenger seat calling 911.
Police say Jimenez later admitted to making the entire story up so the cop who pulled her over would rush to the Allsups and let her and her friends go.
According to reports, the officer knew something wasn’t right.
“The officer noticed that these three females in the vehicle were fidgety, acting kind of nervous and he saw one of them with a cellphone on her lap,” said Roswell Police Public Information Liaison Sabrina Morales.
Police say that’s when the officer asked dispatch to trace the call.
“Her phone lit up like it was ringing,” said Morales. “She tried to hide it to conceal the phone.”
Jimenez was arrested and charged with obstruction.
The other two people in the car were not arrested.