Man held for fake hijacking case

Johannesburg - A man was arrested for perjury after he allegedly opened a false hijacking case in Fordsburg, Johannesburg police said on Thursday.

The 55-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, said police spokesperson Xoli Mbele.

He opened the false hijacking case on Tuesday.

"When the suspect was taken to the place where he said he was hijacked, he changed his story and told the police that he was scared that his boss will fight with him," said Mbele.

"He was not supposed to be there and he opened a false case of car hijacking instead of theft of motor vehicle."

The man would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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Bheki Dladla 2014-08-14 02:29:32 PM
"55-year-old man" How embarrassing honestly.
Ria Cook 2014-08-14 02:30:43 PM
He has just given his boss TWO reasons to fire him - hope that happens. The boss should try and trace the security guard who handed the R15 000 back that he found in a shopping trolley earlier this week - employ him in stead of this nit-wit (at a better salary than that of a security guard of course).
simon.selahla 2014-08-14 02:32:36 PM
People who have no respect to their employement!! This are the results of joyriding with your employers car!
Bone Thug 2014-08-14 02:53:38 PM
Now he is REALLY in trouble.