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Ohio man reports false shooting to ‘deter’ them from traffic stop

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 7/10/2021 Jami Ganz
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He didn’t really think that one through.

A Ohio man with a suspended license has been arrested for falsely reporting a shooting in order to “deter officers from the traffic stop” upon getting pulled over, according to South Euclid Police incident report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Muhammad Kabir, 34, of Cleveland Heights, was arrested for making false alarms, a first-degree misdemeanor, during a traffic stop last weekend, according to the report.

Officers say in the report that he called 911 from a Walmart parking lot with a fake report of a guy being shot on a nearby street “to deter officers from the traffic stop.”

The call was traced back to Kabir, according to the report. Kabir had a suspended license and was driving with expired plates, and a toddler was with his mom in the vehicle, but not in a child safety seat, the outlet reports.

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