Woman Charged for Steelyard Commons Robbery Hoax
Cuyahoga County prosecutors have charged a Cleveland woman with
falsification and making false alarms related to a weekend incident at
the Steelyard Commons that ended up being a hoax.
Tabitha Bozman, 23, claimed to have been the victim of an armed
robbery and kidnapping on Saturday at the Steelyard Commons.She later
admitted to authorities that the incident did not occur.
Cleveland Police tell Fox 8 News that a summons for Bozman to appear
in court on the charges was issued today. Bozman was not arrested and
she is scheduled to appear on the misdemeanor charges on April 17th at 8:30 a.m.
According to Sgt. Sammy Morris with the Cleveland Police Department,
Bozman told police she was approached by a masked man and woman as she
left Dot’s at Steelyard Commons around 4:00 p.m.
Bozman claimed the suspects forced her into the backseat of her car
and drove off. A short time later, Bozman said the suspects pulled over
and put her in the trunk.
Cleveland police officers found the parked car with Bozman inside
near Quigley Avenue and Clark Road. Screams from the trunk of a car led
officers to smash the driver’s door window to free her from the trunk.
Mitchell Schneider, president of First Interstate Properties, released this statement:
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