OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City police say a man walking down the street in just his boxer shorts has been charged with making a false report after claiming to have been robbed of his clothes and other possessions at gunpoint.
Police said that at around 3:23 a.m. Saturday, May 5, officers observed an intoxicated man walking in the area of 10th Street and Wilmington Lane. Officers said the man, who was later identified as 22-year-old Alexander Kerr of Downingtown, Pa., was wearing only his boxer shorts.
According to police, Kerr stated that he had just been robbed at gunpoint by a white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, during which all of his possessions- including his clothes- had been stolen.
Police conducted a search of the area for the armed suspect. The search included uniformed and plain clothes police personnel, as well as a police K9 officer. Police said that due to Kerr's state of intoxication, officers were unable to determine the exact location of the alleged incident.
During the investigation, detectives met with Kerr at his Ocean City hotel room. During this meeting, police said the detectives observed several items in the hotel room that Kerr had reported stolen. Investigators said that eventually, Kerr admitted that prior to police contact he had gotten very intoxicated and fell into the bay. Police said that Kerr stated he removed his wet clothes, which he later recovered.
Kerr later admitted to investigators that he made up the armed robbery story because he thought he would get in trouble for just wearing boxer shorts in public, police said.
Police said that after a total of eight hours of investigative time was spent determining that this report was false, officers charged Kerr with making a false police report