2004-02-27 / Community

Carjack Storyteller Caught By His Tale

By Brian Magoolaghan
Carjack Storyteller Caught By His Tale By Brian Magoolaghan

Police arrested a Rockaway man on Tuesday after realizing that his story about a gun-wielding carjacker was a lie to get even with an acquaintance that borrowed his car.

Brian McEvilley, a 43-year-old New York City Transit Authority employee assigned to the Flatbush Depot was arrested at the 101 Precinct after officers caught him in his retaliatory lie.

McEvilley eventually came clean and told police he loaned his car out in return for a few bucks and when he didn’t get it back at the time he wanted he went to police and told them he was carjacked by a man with a gun.

Anti-Crime police in Brooklyn’s 77 Precinct found the car and grilled the man who was driving it – thinking he was a dangerous criminal, police said. But officers were able to corroborate enough of the man’s story to suspect that McEvilley’s claims were false.

McEvilley was arrested and charged with filing a false police report.

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