Police Chief speaks out about woman arrested for false police report

By WEEK Producer

Police Chief speaks out about woman arrested for false police report

June 14, 2013 Updated Dec 14, 2013 at 7:07 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- A woman from Normal has been arrested after filing a false police report.

23 year old Kristin Colton reported being stopped by a male impersonating a police officer on Monday.

Colton posted on facebook that the man took her license, and showed her a gun.

The post went viral, being shared more than 2,500 times.

Colton filed a police report on Wednesday.

After an investigation, police determined the traffic incident never occurred.

Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner said this type of complaint is a priority and police expect reports to be truthful.

"We do dedicate resources and in this particular case it took patrol time and efforts and unfortunately that is time and effort that could be used in other investigations," said Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner.

Colton is currently being held at the McLean County Jail and may be facing felony charges.

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