PARSIPPANY — A Parsippany woman called in a bogus report of an assault outside a local restaurant so that she and a companion could leave another bar without being arrested for DWI, Wayne police charged.
Hayley Oates, 25, Lake Hiawatha was arrested Thursday, November 19 and charged with filing false reports to law enforcement and creating a false public alarm, Detective Capt. Laurence W. Martin said in a statement. She was released pending a court appearance.
Police discovered that Oates allegedly posted on social media “lmao.. 2 mins later the cop peals out..silly piggies tricks r for u” after making the call.
Martin called Oates’ alleged actions “inexcusable and reprehensible behavior,” and said police officers place themselves in harm’s way daily responding to real events.
Officer Gregory Halligan and Sgt. Donald Davidson responded to Mother’s Ale House around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning after a 911 call reporting “a female being attacked in the parking lot.” The caller told the dispatcher that the suspect was in a blue pickup truck before abruptly hanging up.
The officers raced to the bar with their lights and sirens activated and found no evidence of an assault, nor any witnesses, Martin said. The surveillance cameras in the area did not pick up any assault.
Detective Sgt. Robert Simpson and Detective Dave Collins discovered that Oates had allegedly made the fake call to draw police officers to Mother’s Ale House while she and an unidentified man could leave the Grasshopper Too, located down the street from Mother’s, without getting caught for driving under the influence.