WESLEY CHAPEL, FL (WFLA) – Florida deputies say a Georgia man made up a story about being carjacked because he didn’t want his parents to know he crashed their car.
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a carjacking on Wesley Chapel Boulevard on Sunday afternoon.
Batuhan Corluoglu, 28, of Alpharetta, Georgia told deputies he had been carjacked and kidnapped on Interstate-75 after he pulled over because his girlfriend was sick.
However, a woman who was in the car with Corluoglu told deputies a different story. Deputies say Tamara Tucker told them Corluoglu made up the carjacking story because he was involved in a car crash and left the scene.
The car that Corluoglu crashed is owned by his parents.
Deputies say Corluoglu told them he made a mistake.
Corluoglu was arrested on a charge of false report of a crime.
Details were not released about the car crash.