Wife calls cops on cheating husband.
Can you say, “MOOO-O-O-O!”
What appeared to be a routine burglary call turned out to be a failed attempt by a Millbrook woman, 33-year-old Amber Lewis, to use police to spook her husband, who she believed was having an extramarital affair, according to a release from the Millbrook Police Department.
The ruse backfired. Besides charging Lewis with making a false report to law enforcement, officers located what appeared to be marijuana, cocaine and other drugs throughout the house, including in the couple’s 5-year-old child’s bedroom, according to police.
As a result, Lewis was also charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and chemical endangerment of a child.
“Your guess is as good as mine. She knew her husband was engaged in an extramarital affair and called the police on her husband and told us it was a burglary. What her goal was, I have no idea,” Millbrook Police Chief PK Johnson said in a phone call. “Bottom line: You lie to the police, you go to jail.”
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Johnson was particularly irate at the false report because at the same time, firefighters were responding to a fire at a local school.
In a statement, Johnson said the fire turned out to be a minor one confined to an air conditioning unit, but he said “during that time our ability to respond to calls for service and assist our fire department was severely handicapped because of this utterly ridiculous situation.”
“This case is a perfect example of two individuals having marital issues and dragging law enforcement into their personal issues in an attempt to cause harm or embarrassment to each other,” Johnson said in a statement. “Our officers were absolutely furious and they should be. Our resources were compromised and lives were unnecessarily placed in jeopardy. That is never acceptable.”
Upon arrival at the 200 block of James Drive in response to the burglary call Wednesday morning, police encountered Lewis and another yet-to-be-identified woman. Both said they did not know who was inside the house.
After officers entered the house, they encountered a “pervasive odor” of marijuana but found no suspect.
Only after they secured the property did the officers determine the “suspect” to be Lewis’ husband and the report to be false.
All drugs were seized to be submitted to the Department of Forensic Science for testing. Lewis was being held in Elmore County Jail under a $12,500 bond.
Johnson said both the husband and the woman who was on the scene with Lewis will also face charges: the husband for the drugs found and the woman for also telling police she didn’t know who was inside the house.
“Let this be a notice to anyone considering filing a false complaint like this, if you waste our resources like these people did then you can expect to be placed under arrest as well,” Johnson said.