An iron-clad al­ibi

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - NATIONAL - The Cana­dian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — An al­leged purse thief had the per­fect al­ibi: He was se­curely locked up in the lo­cal jail. Now, a St. John’s, N.L., woman is fac­ing mis­chief charges for ac­cus­ing the man of rob­bing her. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say that in midFe­bru­ary a 49-year-old woman called the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary and re­ported a man she knew had grabbed her purse, which con­tained pre­scrip­tion drugs. How­ever, po­lice say an investigation de­ter­mined the man was in Her Majesty’s Pen­i­ten­tiary at the time. Const. Ge­off Hig­don says while mis­chief charges for making de­lib­er­ately un­true state­ments to po­lice are not rare, it’s un­usual for some­one to make a claim about an­other per­son when they have such an iron-clad al­ibi.

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