A man has been arrested for allegedly faking the hijacking of his car in Sunnyside, Pretoria police said on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old told his employer on Tuesday that he could not report for duty the previous day as he had been hijacked, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.
He claimed to have been hijacked while leaving his flat in Sunnyside.
“His employer asked for a case number. The man said he was going home to fetch it, but rushed to the local police station to open a false case of car hijacking.”
Police interrogated the man and took him to his flat, where they found the car in his garage, Tsinyane said.
He was expected to face a charge of perjury in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. – Sapa