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Homicide hoax in Hamlin
Hamlin, NY - A pizza delivery man is facing charges, accused of reporting a homicide to police that never happened.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Mason Requa, 18, called 911 and told deputies he witnessed a homicide around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators said Requa gave a detailed description of the incident.
According to court documents Requa told police three Hispanic men murdered a 7-year-old by cutting off her head with a machete.
Deputies, U.S. Border Patrol and New York State Police searched for about four hours until, investigators said, Requa admitted he lied.
Investigators said Requa told police he made up the story because he was afraid he would be fired from his job for a late pizza delivery.
Requa is charged with Falsely Reporting An Incident.
Requa is being held in Monroe County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.
He will be back in court August 26 in Hamlin.