Cops: McDonalds Armed Robbery a Hoax

The man who reported he was held up at gunpoint and robbed of his cell phone is now facing charges.

Last month, Christopher Dynia called police to report that he had been held up at gunpoint in the parking lot of McDonald's in the Hamden Mart.

But now it's Dynia facing charges as police believe he made up the story.

On Nov. 21, Dynia told police that two Hispanic men in their 20s approached him in the parking lot and asked for directions. When he pulled out his cell phone, they pulled a gun and took the phone, he reportedly told police. 

"Detective Brian Stewart conducted an extensive investigation and determined that Dynia fabricated the details of the incident," Smith said in a release Friday. 

On December 11th, Dynia, 22, of 335 Forest Street, Hamden, turned himself in to police custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with second-degree making a false statement and second-degree falsely reporting an incident. 

Dynia is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Dec. 20.


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