LA cop who said sniper shot him ‘made it up’
Authorities in Los Angeles say a sheriff’s deputy who claimed he had been shot by a sniper actually cut two fake bullet holes in his uniform with a knife and made the whole thing up. Police launched a massive manhunt last Wednesday after Angel Reinosa called in to say he was pinned down by gunfire.
“I’m taking shots from the north of the Lancaster helipad, I’m hit in the right shoulder,” said a frantic Mr Reinosa.
“My shirt’s ripped to the right. I think it’s from the apartment window.”
Mr Reinosa has been relieved of his duties and is facing a criminal investigation.