Permian High School Student Admits to Filing a False Police Report
Staff Report NewsWest 9
ODESSA - A Permian High School student is in some hot water for filing a false report to a peace officer.
Back on February 7, 17-year-old Justin Joe Payan reported to police that he was walking to his car when he was confronted by four to five males traveling in a black four door vehicle.
Payan told officers that one of the subjects chambered a round into a gun and pointed it at him. Payan then said that he ran back into the school and waited for the subjects to leave and went home to report it to his parents.
Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they spent several hours investigating the incident and officials determined that Payan's report was not factual.
Payan later admitted to police that he made the whole story up.
An arrest warrant was issued for Payan and he was transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.
Payan is facing charges of filing a false report to a peace officer, which is a Class "B" Misdemeanor.