Police: Man lies about being robbed and beaten with a baseball bat

William Fife Jr. originally said three men hit him with a baseball bat, stole $25,000, and took his rented SUV.

Posted: Dec 21, 2018 9:52 AM
Updated: Dec 21, 2018 3:05 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police said a man who reported he was robbed and beaten Monday at a liquor store was lying to officers.

William Fife Jr. originally said three men hit him with a baseball bat, stole $25,000, and took his rented SUV. He said it happened at 350 Liquors on Veterans Memorial Parkway. Fife then told officers he woke up in a wooded lot on the east side of Lafayette with no knowledge of how he got there.

Detectives investigated and found out the 56-year-old's claims were incorrect. Police looked at surveillance footage, bank records, and rental car records and the information didn't line up. 

Police said the case has been turned over to the prosecutor's office. 

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