The Knuckleheads of the Day award
Today's winner is Abdallah Azzam. He gets the award for the following.
Note- Because Azzam is only 16 years old, both The Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel didn't name the youth. I'm guessing WPEC Channel 12 only did because they interviewed Azzam for television before his story was discovered to be a hoax.
A major hoax wasted hours of police time. They thought they had a carjacker on the loose. The 16-year-old boy, who made up the story is in lots of trouble. The incident was reported at the Kwik Stop convenience store at Military and 45th Street in West Palm Beach. Abdallah Azzam of Loxahatchee is charged with filing a false police report. Cops say Azzam called 911, telling them that he was in the parking lot selling rugs. When a man with a gun, carjacked a family of five in front of him, including a small girl strapped in a car seat. Deputies launched a search, even calling in a helicopter to assist. About three hours later, the teen admitted he made up the story. Because the family drove off with one of his rugs without paying for it.
How dumb. Did this guy really think he'd get away with it. I'm betting he enjoyed the press attention. I'm sure Abdallah Azzam didn't like getting arrested, or being named today's Knucklehead of the Day.
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