The story was incredible.
A mom in Georgia earlier this week detailed a scary home invasion: four masked men broke into her house using a cinder block, held her autistic daughter at knifepoint, put a gun to her head, ransacked the house, and made off with a trove of Christmas presents.
It sounded almost too incredible too be true. Turns out it wasn't.
“Evidence at the scene did not support the crime that allegedly took place,” DeKalb County Police Capt. Steven Fore told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“After speaking with her, [investigators] were able to determine that no one actually ever entered the residence and the child was never assaulted.”
The mother, 23-year-old Jordan Davis, had said earlier to a local news station that she "heard a crash, and then I heard a boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. It was the intruders coming up the stairs.”
She added that the intruders “picked her [daughter] up by her hair and held a gun to her right temple and told me to give them everything I have or he would kill her,” Davis said. “It was real scary for everybody.”
So why do it?
DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said at a news conference he suspects it was done "so that they could get monies from people who were going to pour their hearts out in this community when they hear such a horrific story."
The mother is now facing charges affiliated with filing a false police report.