'Victims' go to jail

By Bob Morgan
Posted 6/28/07

Two people, who recently reported crimes against them, have ended up in jail for filing false reports with Foley Police Department.

On June 13, Patricia Munger, 37, of Moye Lane told Foley police she was kidnapped by a white male in a silver BMW …

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'Victims' go to jail

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Two people, who recently reported crimes against them, have ended up in jail for filing false reports with Foley Police Department.

On June 13, Patricia Munger, 37, of Moye Lane told Foley police she was kidnapped by a white male in a silver BMW convertible as she walked along Keller Road, said Lt. David White, lead investigator at FPD. At Ala. Highway 59 and Pride Drive, she alleged she jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the Wal-Mart Supercenter where she called police.

White said FPD looked at the store's surveillance tapes and discovered that Munger rode around the store parking lot with the unidentified male for approximately five minutes. She eventually got out of the BMW at the store's general merchandise entrance and went inside, White said, adding that Munger was not in a hurry to exit the vehicle.

At one point the vehicle with its two occupants was parked at the rear of the parking lot for several minutes, White said.

Police even developed a composite of the male, who Munger alleged told her numerous times that he had a gun.

After being interviewed by FPD investigator Eric Waldrep, Munger eventually confessed she had filed a false report concerning the kidnapping. At that point, Waldrep arrested Munger and charged her with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor.

"We're unaware of why she'd make up such an elaborate story," White said.

In an unrelated incident on June 15, John Leo Miller Jr. of Foley reported that his light blue BMW was missing from his residence. The night before the car was reported stolen by Miller, White said the vehicle was involved in a wreck in the Mills neighborhood on Airport Road. The vehicle, the only one involved in the wreck, had rolled over after running off the road.

The passenger in the vehicle was later identified as Gutierrez Minor, 27, of Foley. Minor alleged Miller had traded him the vehicle for narcotics.

Waldrep, who also investigated this case as well, interviewed Miller on June 20. At that time, Miller confessed to filing a false report and was arrested by Waldrep.

Minor was arrested the day after the car wreck on drug charges relating to the incident, White said.