A Utah man is accused of lying about getting hit by a tanker truck and his injuries to police officers, court documents state.
Jeremy John Sharp was arrested for false report of an emergency involving an injury or death, interference with an arresting officer and disorderly conduct after request to stop.
On January 12, Sharp allegedly reported that a person had been hit by a vehicle near 500 W. 400 N. Sharp refused to disclose more information, police said.
Over a dozen first responders went to the scene. Sharp was seen lying on his back, just outside of the southbound lane near the intersection.
Court documents said Sharp has reported concerns about semi-trucks cutting the corner across the parking lot in the area.
Sharp told officers he had been hit by a tanker truck that was hauling milk.
First responders noticed the supposed victim didn't have any injuries and there were no tire track to indicate a vehicle had been involved.
While EMT's assessed Sharp's condition, he texted on his cell phone, court documents state. Dispatch called responding officers and told them they were receiving texts through 911 from Sharp. He was asking for assistance.
Court documents state authorities tried to help Sharp onto the ambulance, but he refused to walk. EMT's loaded him into the vehicle on a gurney. Sharp later went limp when he tried to exit the vehicle.
Police suspected Sharp was faking the injury and had never been involved in an accident.
Two officers took Sharp to the back of a patrol car, where they told him he was under arrest for false reporting an accident to 911.
Sharp tried to pull away from the officers, but he was picked up and put in the back of the patrol car, court documents state.
At the jail, Sharp reportedly refused to walk and jail deputies had to carry him inside.
Read Sharp's court document here: