Man lied about girlfriend being in sewer, police say

Posted at 8:54 PM, Oct 23, 2017

HARRISON, Ohio -- Police, firefighters and deputies scoured the sewers Monday, searching for a woman whose boyfriend said she was down there and wouldn't come out. 

But it turns out she wasn't down there, police said in court records. 

Now the boyfriend, 26-year-old Adam Carpenter, is under arrest and facing a charge of inducing panic. He caused "serious public inconvenience or alarm," according to police.

Deputies used the girlfriend's phone GPS to track her down. She was safe at an above-ground address across town, according to police.

Carpenter was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center pending arraignment Tuesday morning.