On Thursday, Pastor George Hunley called police to report that he had been robbed and shot twice after being a “Good Samaritan” and stopping to help a multi-racial couple who appeared to be having car trouble.
Hunley says the husband — a “black man” — brandished a gun and demanded money. The 54-year-old Louisa, Virginia, pastor claimed a struggle ensued resulting in him sustaining two gunshot wounds to the leg before he was able to escape.
During the police call, Hunley claimed his attacker had a white female partner wearing a stocking cap. He also claimed they had a baby in their late model Ford Taurus.
However, it only took a day for police to determine that this altercation was all a lie. They arrested the pastor for making false statements to police. Hunley has been released but is charged with the misdemeanor.
According to law enforcement, his story unraveled when they found no evidence of blood in his car and found the wallet and checkbook that he claimed was taken.
“Everything right now points to us believing there was no armed robbery,” Louisa Sheriff’s Office Major Don Lowe explained to CBS6. “There was no bi-racial couple, none of that really happened.”
Hunley may also have to pay back expenses related to the police search for his “robbers.” Police have not offered an explanation on how the pastor received the bullet wounds.