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'Bored' Owenton Man Accused Of Making False 911 Report Of Knife Threat

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STAMPING GROUND, Ky. (LEX 18) —  Scott County Sheriff's deputies say a man called 911 on Sunday claiming he needed help for a woman passed out in a car with a child and then was threatened by a man with a knife.

Law enforcement now say he made the whole thing up, later claiming he did so because he was bored.

Thomas Dean Jr., 45, of Owenton is facing several charges in the incident.

Officials say Dean called 911 and reported finding an unresponsive woman in a car with a needle stuck in her arm. He said there was a child in the back seat who said the woman had pulled over to take her medicine. 

Dispatchers were walking Dean through administering CPR when he said a male passenger got out, pulled a knife on him, moved the woman to the passenger's seat and drove off into a garage in Stamping Ground.

Deputies couldn't find this home based on the information he gave them and became suspicious.

When dispatch called Dean back after he hung up, he said he left and didn't want more trouble.

Dean was in fact with his wife at Georgetown Community Hospital in the ER when he made the calls. He allegedly told them he made everything up because he was bored.

Dean is charged with falsely reporting an incident, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree wanton endangerment.

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