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Police: Woman faked confession for ride

June 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM   |   Comments

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 21 (UPI) -- Swedish authorities said a drunken woman falsely claimed to have committed a murder in an attempt to get a free ride home.

Police said the 50-year-old woman, whose name was not released, called police after a night of heavy drinking in Gothenburg and said she had committed a murder and wanted to turn herself in, Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday.

The woman admitted to her ruse when police arrived, telling them she was just trying to get a free ride home. Officers took her to a local detox center instead.

The woman, who was fined $244 for wasting police resources, is facing trial on a charge of making a false alarm to police. Prosecutors are seeking a $285 fine for the charge.

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