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Man jailed for lying about being carjacking victim

A man who reported his truck stolen during a carjacking near Mission is now behind bars for making a false report.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says the man, who will not be named until after his arraignment, reported his truck stolen just after 6 p.m. Saturday.

The man made the report one week after the truck was reportedly stolen off A Street and Mile 6 North.

But deputies discovered that the man had recently bought the truck and failed to make a payment on the vehicle.

Sheriff Trevio said it was the owners who took the truck back in a repossession action.

The man was arrested for making a false report and is now at the Hidalgo County Jail.

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