Police say a man's girlfriend unexpectedly came home just before another woman was due to visit, so he called police to report his new acquaintance as a burglar.
Police received a call from 24-year-old Kevin Gaylor at 3:13am on Wednesday morning, claiming that he was the victim of a home intrusion. Colorado Springs Police spokeswoman Barbara Miller said he said "someone is trying to get into the apartment" and he "saw a gun."
When officers arrived they found a young woman sitting in a truck outside the apartment. She had apparently travelled for an hour in snowy weather.
According to Miller, "She said [she] called [Gaylor] that night to say, 'Hey, it’s snowing hard' but he still wanted her to come."
According to police, Gaylor had invited the woman he met online to come to his home so they could get better acquainted. The pair had been corresponding for two weeks on Facebook.
However his plan went awry when his girlfriend arrived home unexpectedly.
In attempt to remedy the situation, Gaylor turned the girl away but when she didn't leave he called the police and falsely reported an intrusion.
When police knocked on his door, he answered, speaking "very, very softly like he didn’t want anyone to know," Miller said.
The officers asked if anyone else was home and "he said my wife is here but I didn’t want her to know anything."
The young student told police she had no idea he was married.
The Gazette reports that 24-year-old Kevin Gaylor was cited with a misdemeanor of false reporting to authorities.