A Utah man is facing a felony charge after faking two accidents with semi trucks at an intersection that he had previously complained about.
On Monday, January 14, 33 year old Jeremy John Sharp was charged with a felony count of making a false emergency report involving injury or death, as well as misdemeanor charges of interfering with an arrest, and disorderly conduct.
The charges came after an incident that occurred on Saturday, January 12, in Hyrum, Utah, according to the Deseret News.
The Utah Highway Patrol and multiple officers with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a pedestrian who had been hit by by a tanker truck.
One Cache County deputy later described the scene in a report:
I arrived at the incident location where Jeremy was laying on his back. This is an intersection where Jeremy has previously reported concerns about semi-trucks cutting the corner across the parking lot there. Jeremy had no apparent injuries, there were no tracks or other indications that an accident involving a vehicle had occurred.
Nevertheless, Sharp told officers that he had been hit by “by a tanker truck hauling milk” that day and that the had also been hit by a “tanker truck hauling gasoline” the night before.
Though officers were on the scene, Sharp reportedly continued to text 911 dispatchers to ask for more help.
The report continued:
We attempted to assist Jeremy to the ambulance to be further evaluated. He refused to walk. EMTs brought a gurney to Jeremy and loaded him onto the gurney and wheeled him to the ambulance. After being cleared medically we had Jeremy get out of the ambulance. He acted as if he was going to stand then went limp and began to collapse to the ground
After getting out of the ambulance and learning that he was being arrested for making a false police report, Sharp reportedly attempted to escape from officers while they tried to handcuff him.
Police say that Sharp refused to walk and had to be carried into the jail.